Donald W. Wininger

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

RANK
Private First Class (prior to 1968)

HOMETOWN
Paoli,, IN

HONORED BY
Pasty Wininger Kellams, Sister



Entered service on 16 October 1942 at Detroit,Mi.Trained at Camp Mackall,N.C.With the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Headquarters Company 1st Battalion. The Red Devils Battle Cry"Diablo".Moved to Camp Shanks,NY on 20 December 1943.Boarded USAT James Parker and sailed on 28 December 1943,Disembarked at Belfast,North Ireland 8 January 1944. Attached to the 82nd Airborne Division.Moved to Nottingham,England 10 March 1944 Combat jump on 6 June 1944[D-Day]between St-Mere-Eglise and Carentan,France. Killed in Action on this jump. Rests at Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-Sur-Mer,France. Plot H Row 18 Grave 27. Awards are Parachutist Badge with one Bronze star for jump on 6/6/44.Combat Infantry Badge,Bronze Star Medal,Purple Heart Medal,Good Conduct Medal,Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal with one Bronze Campaign Star,American Campaign Medal,Distinguished Unit Citation for outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy 6th and 9th June 1944.