Haskel Douglas Winningham was born on 22 December 1913, Fentress County, Tennessee, the son of William Johnson Winningham and Mary Etta Robbins.
Killed in Action 27 January 1944
Private First Class
15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Resided at Lee County, Virginia
Enlisted 1 March 1941 – Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky
Buried at City Cemetery, Granite, OK
The Hobart Democrat-Chief, 6 February 1949
The body of Pfc. Haskel D. Winningham of Granite, who was killed in action in the Mediterranean Area during World War II was among 95 returned from Oklahoma. A total of 5205 Americans who lost their lives during the war arrived in the United States aboard the U.S. Army Transport Corporal Erie G. Gibson, the Army reported. Pfc. Winningham’s body was among this group. Those returned were originally interred in temporary military cemeteries in Italy and North Africa and were brought back to this country at the request of their next of kin.
The Granite Enterprise, 17 March 1949
Reburial services will be held here March 17 from The Methodist Church for PFC Haskell Winningham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Winningham, with interment in the City Cemetery under the direction of the Irwin Funeral Home.
Haskell D. Winningham, was born December 22, 1913 in Pickett county, Spuryer, Tenn., attending the Overton county school to the second year in high school. He entered the U.S. armed services on March 1, 1941, enlisting at Ft. Knox, Ky., and was sent to Ft. Lewis, Washington, with Inf. Co. 6, 15th inf., third division. He was stationed in Washington until May, 1942 when he was sent to Ft. Ord, Calif., from there on October 1 he was sent to Camp Picket and sailed on the 23rd of October. He made the initial landing in Africa on November 8th and was there until July 9, 1943 when he made the landing on the Island of Sicily, July 10. He also made the landing in Italy in Septemer, 1943 and was killed in action on January 27, 1944. Prior to entering the services he was in the CCC corps for two terms and later worked in the coal mines. The body of PFC Winningham was scheduled to arrive here Wednesday morning, with the services Thursday. A full military funeral will be conducted by the Vaughan-Ellis Post of the American Legion at Granite with members of the post acting as pall bearers.
The Winnignham family moved to Granite from their home in Tennessee shortly after the death of PFC Winningham. They were living at Forbus, Tennessee at the time of his death. Survivors are the parents; Carlos Winningham, Lawton; Carvel Winningham, Sapulpa; Anson Winningham, Berlin, Germany, (U.S. armed forces); Valeta Winningham, Sloan, Cookville, Tenn.; Verble Cooper, Granite, Ann Winningham, and Verda Winningham, Granite.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 22 December 1913
- Date of death: 27 January 1944
- County: Fentress
- Hometown: Forbus
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: City Cemetery, Granite, OK
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Top Panel
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