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James W. (Wink) Winkler

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James W. (Wink) Winkler ET  1943-19?? - - Submitted 8/12/09

My dad served on the Estes, and is visible in the photograph you attached.  James W. Winkler, back row, third from the left.  After leaving the Navy, he received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Alabama.  He married in September of 1950.  He and my mom, Alma, had four children.  They lived in Winston-Salem from their marriage until 1953, when he started a new job in his home town of Boone, NC.  He worked in a plant that manufactured electrical resistors in various engineering and manufacturing management positions until his retirement in 1988.  Sadly, he died very suddenly on January 14, 1990.  My mom still lives in the house they built in 1955.  Most people knew him as Jim, but there were some who called him Wink, as he signed on your photo. 

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Photo: Submitted by Norman Lindenberg

J. C. Winkler

 


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