The Wilson Times



Sunday, July 28, 2013 8:45 PM

Winstead's 90th birthday celebrated

Carl M. Winstead of Wilson celebrated his 90th birthday with a lunch at Parker’s Barbecue with family and friends. He was born July 13, 1923, in Wilson.

Winstead went to school in Wilson and received an associate’s degree at Beaufort Technical College in Washington.

He went into the Army in 1940 at Fort Jackson, S.C. He shipped to England and to France and was captured Aug. 7, 1940, by Hitler’s Panther Division. He was a POW in Germany Stalog 3C for eight months. He was freed when Russians overran the camp.

He is married and has one son, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Winstead, who was a pastor for 15 years and an evangelist, said he enjoys having breakfast at Bojangles’ with family and fiends and also enjoys the computer.




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