J. Van Winkle Jr. was born on May 19, 1948 and joined the Armed
Forces while in Paterson, NJ.
Spec. Van Winkle was from West Paterson NJ and left behind a wife and an infant son he never meet.For his actions on the day he was killed he was awarded the Bronze Star and a second Purple Heart.Thank you for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten.
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