Marion Ernest Winkles

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/23/1944

 

 

Marion E. Winkles was born in Morgan County, Alabama on January 22, 1918. He enlisted in the Army for service
in the Philippine Department on October 8, 1940 at Fort McClellan Alabama. At the time of enlistment his home
of residence was listed as Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama and his birth year was listed as 1919. He had
completed grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Staff Sergeant Winkles was killed in action in France during the attack against Cherbourg
in the area around Le Theil on June 23, 1944.

 

 

Rites for Soldier Hero Are To Be Announced Later

The body of Pvt. Marion E. Winkles, killed while serving his country in World War 2, will arrive in Hartselle
on L and N 2 Tuesday. The body will be taken to Drinkard's
Brown Service Funeral home, where it will lie in state until Saturday at 9 a.m.

It will then be taken to the home of the parents. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Drinkard's
Brown Service of Hartselle.

DECATUR DAILY - June 6, 1948

From the Find A Grave website

 

 

Military Rites Will Be Held for Soldier

Military funeral services will be held for Sgt. Marion E. Winkles today at 1 p.m. at Gum Springs, East of
Hartselle. Interment will follow there, Drinkard's Brown Service of Hartselle directing.

The cortege will leave the residence at Cold Springs (Falkville 1) at noon.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Winkles, Falkville 1; one brother, W.H. Winkles, Falkville 1;
two sisters, Mrs. Luther Woodruff, Falkville 1 and Mrs. Emmett Smith, Des Moines, Idaho.

DECATUR DAILY - June 13, 1948

From the Find A Grave website

 

 

Marion E. Winkles was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France and in 1948 his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Alabama.

Burial:
Gum Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Hartselle
Morgan County
Alabama

 

Grave marker for Marion E. Winkles
Note his marker indicates that he was awarded the Silver Star Medal (SSM)

Photo by crickway from Ancestry.com

 

 

 

 

Top photo by crickway from Ancestry.com
Note in the photo that Marion is wearing 22nd Infantry Distinguished Unit Insignia on his coat lapels

 

 

 

 

 


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