Winkler, James, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1949-1950, 1193, 82nd Division Artillery/456th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1949 - 1963

Field Artillery

Second Lieutenant

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Home Town
The Grove
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Feb 14, 2001
Location of Interment
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Other Comments:
He attended school at The Grove and was a 1945 graduate of Temple High School. He attended Texas A&M University where he lettered in football in 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 and in basketball in 1945. In 1948, he was football captain, All-Southwest Conference tackle in 1947-48 and played in the East-West Shrine game in 1949. He earned a degree in animal husbandry and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He served in the 82nd Airborne paratroopers and was discharged as captain. He was employed by the Soil and Water Conservation Service for a brief period of time.

He was a lineman for the Los Angeles Rams and earned the all-pro rookie award in 1951. In 1954, he was traded to the Baltimore Colts, where he ended his football career. He had several small motion picture parts, one of which was in the original production of "Demetrius and the Gladiators ."

The Texas A&M Letterman's Association in 1976 nominated him for the Hall of Fame Award.

Moody-Leon Cemetery 
Bell County
Texas, USA

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Airborne Glider Badge
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
U.S. ArmyBasic Airborne Course (BAC)82nd Airborne Division, Division Artillery82nd Division Artillery/456th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion
  1949-1949, 1193, 47th Field Artillery Battalion/B Battery
  1949-1949, 1193, Basic Airborne Course (BAC)
  1949-1949, 1193, 82nd Airborne Division, Division Artillery
  1949-1950, 1193, 82nd Division Artillery/456th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
Texas A&M University
  1945-1948, Texas A&M University
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