|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1921|
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II
Robert L Winkel entered the Marine Corps 29 October 1943 from Audubon, Iowa. Completed recruit training 11th Recruit Training Battalion, MCB San Diego. 12 January 1944 assigned D Company, Infantry Battalion, MCB Camp Elliott CA. Trained and designated an Automatic Rifleman (MOS 746). Promoted to Private First Class.
April 1944 overseas from San Diego to Pavuvu, Russell Islands in the 52nd Replacement Battalion. Assigned as a Telephoneman (MOS 641) in H Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division a 105mm Howitzer Artillery Battalion. 27 - 29 August 1944 landing rehearsals at Guadalcanal. Left Pavuvu for invasion of Palau Islands.
15 September 1944 landed on D-Day at Peleliu in support of the 7th Marines. Participated in combat operations until Killed in Action.
Next of Kin: Parents, Mr Samuel M Winkel (14 Dec 1899 - 1 June 1982) and Mrs June E Winkel (25 June 1901 - 1 May 1977), 504 1st Evenue, Audubon, Iowa.
Initially buried in the 1st Marine Division Cemetery Peleliu
1948 returned to US for permanent burial in Audubon, Iowa.
Maple Grove Cemetery
Created by: Cape Gloucester
Record added: Aug 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114727234
Added: Aug. 3, 2013
Thank you for your service in the U.S. Marines.|
Added: Aug. 1, 2013