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DAR Veteran of the Month: Winnie Warnock

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Winnie Warnock
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Editor's note: This profile was contributed by Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The organization is sponsoring Local Patriots of the Month. This is the first in a series.

Winnie Warnock served as a Navy nurse in World War II from Feb. 15, 1944, through May 18, 1946. She attained the rank of Lt. junior grade. Her first assignment was at the Navel Hospital in Norfolk, Va. There she worked in the medical and surgical units, and was in charge of the ward that trained the new corpsman in the duties and needs for when they would be in conflict areas to take care of the wounded.

She was later transfered to Camp Shoemaker, Calif., where she was responsible for the care of the wounded service personnel in the locked ward who were in body casts. These wounded warriors were returned to the United States by ship. That journey was very uncomfortable, as was the hospital because of no air conditioning.

Winnie and her husband, Harry, have two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is an active member of the Methodist Church. She always helps with dinners for the families when there is a death in the church membership. They also prepare and serve a Wednesday night dinner in the church hall. She regularly wraps silver for use at the meals. She attends the Sunday school class taught by Sam Dyer.

Being a part of the Optimist Club has been an important part of Winnie's civilian life. The Optimist Club mainly works with children. They recently had a bowling party in Marshall to raise money for the children's cancer program. During the summer months when baseball is going on, she works in the concession stand selling hot dogs and nachos. Getting to know many of the boys playing ball is a joy for her. She was awarded Optimist of the Year in 2011.

She is a very modest person. She has always been one who cares and helps others throughout her lifetime.



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