Earl W. Wingate, 86, of Ellicott City, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at home. Born April 10, 1924, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Nathaniel and Harriet Wingate.
He was the husband of Eileen S. Wingate. He was a graduate of
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore. He was an Army veteran, having served as a paratrooper in World War II.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughter-in-law Steven and Gayle Wingate, of Hampstead, and Mark Wingate, of Westminster; a friend, Anthony Beam, of Westminster; and grandchildren Zachary, Elijah, Christian and Christina Wingate.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Earl registered for the draft in Baltimore, MD on 29 June
1942 and was inducted into the Army in Baltimore on 29 March 1943.
The date of his arrival in Company F
is unknown but on 1 February 1945 Pfc Wingate was listed as being
evacuated to a field hospital ands was classified as a non-battle
The WWII Hospital Admission Card
Files, 1942-1954] indicates a diagnosis of "Condition due to reduced
temperature: Trench foot, Location: Foot, generally, Causative Agent:
Still not recovered, he was
transferred to the hospital's detachment of patients on 1 May 1945.
On 11 July 1945, Pfc Wingate returned
to the company when he was transferred from the 2nd Reinforcement Depot.
Pfc Wingate was transferred to the
504th PIR on 20 October 1945.