The latest Hometown Hero to be featured in front of Red Bud VFW Post 6632 is Arlin Winkelman.
His banner was purchased by his family in honor of his service in the Army from 1952-1954. Winkelman was stationed in Germany in the 18th Engineers as a demolition specialist.
Winkelman is 92 years young and resides at Red Bud Garden Place with his wife Helen. He is the father of Curt (Sherry) Winkelman and Nancy (Bruce) Cowell and the proud grandfather and great grandfather to Kyle (Katie) Winkelman, Tanner Winkelman, Caleb (Michelle) Cowell, Owen and Wyatt Cowell, Jordan (Brook) Matthews, Charlie Sue Matthews, and Morgan Cowell.
For more on Winkelman, please see this week’s print edition.