Even in your injured state, you think you can take the guard with the bayonet without waking the sentry. You call for water in your best German, while sneaking the bayonet into your uniform. The guard hears you and begins to head over, when the sentry next to jumps into the air. He wasn't sleeping at all. He whips out his pistol and easily puts the final bullet into your body.
The death of Rich Watkins was confirmed when Lt. Richard Winters stormed the manor five minutes later coming across the body in a ditch where the German's disposed of it. Lt. Nixon sent the letter to his parents and the final breath of Watkins was said to be at 4:58 AM 6-5-44.