A Soldier's Story: Private First Class Corey Lee Winkle

Private First Class Corey Lee Winkle was born on May 26, 1969, in Raton, New Mexico.  

He and his family moved to Lubbock Texas while he was young, and he graduated from Coronado High School. PFC Winkle had always been interested in a military career and enlisted on August 25, 1989.

As a driver of the Bradley Fighting Vehicles, he would deploy to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm / Desert Shield.  

PFC Corey Winkle would die during his service on February 25, 1991, after a grenade explosion. He rests at the Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock Texas.

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