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Last Name:George
First Name:W
Middle Initial:Winger
Home State:Columbus
County or Town:1918
Year or Date born:1943
Year or Date died:Navy
Branch of service:Army
Location(s) served:Italy
Where buried?:Florence American cemetery
What did you learn with this action?:George W. Winger died in the Ploesti raid "Operation Tidal Wave" - one of the most daring raids of WW2. "Vulgar Virgin" was the nickname of his plane. He was awarded with the Distinguished flying cross, the purple heart, and the air medal.
What inspired you about this individual to do something in your life to make a difference?:He was a very brave individual that gave his life for the freedoms we enjoy today.
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