Franklin Dennis Winters
Sergeant, United States Army
25, 1965--September 25, 1987
Frank was born and raised in West Palm Beach Florida. He has a sister, Melanie Winters Casey.
Frank was a proud member of C Company, 1st Battalion, 75thRanger Regiment of Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah Georgia.
Frank was killed in a helicopter training accident at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
This information was submitted to me by a loving and proud Mother, Susan Winters, who also told me:
"I always enjoy seeing Arlington...I feel at home there. I do have my own small piece of that beautiful spot...there on the hill. I like to call it my place of "Pain and Pride".
"Frank always loved anything to do with the military from the time he was a little boy. He always knew he would be in the Army. He was very proud to have become an Army Ranger.
"Prior to his death he told me to be sure and see the movie"Gardens of Stone". After 10 years, I still like to watch it.
"I knew that Arlington was the place for Frank...there with all his heroes. Even though I live in Florida, I knew that was the correct place for him.
"I always spend Memorial Day Week-end in the Washington, DC, area. This is my time for remembering. Thanks to those who have made a very special place on my computer...where I can visit anytime."
Frank now lies at
rest in Section 66, Grave 3528, Arlington National Cemetery.
For some of Susan's thoughts about her son and about
Arlington National Cemetery, click here.
Susan: Thank you for sharing Frank with me. I am honored to be able to remember him here!
Photos By Eileen Horan, August 2010
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 27 June 2003
Updated: 6 July 2003