|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 1945|
Iwo Jima, Japan
US Marine Corps Platoon Sgt
The Chicago Tribune - April 15, 1945
MARINE VETERAN DIES OF WOUNDS RECEIVED ON IWO
Deceased Name: MARINE SGT. RICHARD C. WINKLER, JR.
MARINE SGT. RICHARD C. WINKLER, JR., 25, of 1042 Troost av., Forest Park, died March 2 of wounds received on Iwo Island, his father has been notified. He was a veteran of other Pacific battles including Guadalcanal and Bougainville. Sgt. Winkler, a graduate of Proviso Township High school, enlisted in the Marines in 1940. Survivors besides his father are two brothers, Al and Frank; and a sister, Rose Jean.
He was a member of Company I, 3rd Parachute Battalion, Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division. He died on Guam from wounds received on Iwo Jima.
Richard Winkler (1882 - 1949)
Anna Winkler (1884 - 1927)
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Forest Home Cemetery
Plot: Section: 57 Lot: 253
Maintained by: JimO
Originally Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Mar 23, 2010
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