On July 8, 2009, Dane Winters, Heidelberger Entertainment Director, was presented a USAREUR "Hero" Award by Major General Byron S. Bagby.
The award reads:
Dear Mr. Winters,
Congratulations on your selection for recognition of the superb performance
of duty as the Entertainment Director, USAG Heidelberg.
Your hard work, commitment and dedication to faithfully carrying out your
responsibilities are instrumental to the accomplishment of our mission.
You are clearly setting the example of maintaining the highest standards
of professionalism, and this is a fact evident to the chain of command.
I want you to know that your contributions are very important.
Thank you for being such a valuable member of this team. Soldiers and Civilians like
you make the staff of U.S. Army Europe an extremely competent and dependable
organization. The complex tasks of supporting the war while transforming
how we operate require the utmost in performance from each of us. Keep up
the great work - - I'm very proud of what you do."
Byron S. Bagby
Major General, US Army
Chief of Staff