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. Private First Class Corey 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 and the Gulf War.  

After a grenade explosion, Private First Class Corey Winkle died during his service on February 25, 1991. He rests at the Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.


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