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[courtesy of "Hank"]

Grave marker for Vernon H. Winter in Plot S, Site 2981, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis (Hennepin county), Minnesota.

Vernon registered for the draft in at St Cloud (Stearns), MN on 18 December 1943 and was inducted into the Army at Fort Snelling, MN on 26 January 1944.

Pvt Winter received basic infantry training at Camp Roberts, CA and went on through advanced infantry training at Camp Shelby, MS,

Pvt Winter then volunteered for parachutist duty and was sent to Fort Benning, GA.

Following completion of jump school he was assigned to the 508th PIR

He was discharged on 20 May 1946.

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