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Jacob W. Wingo
Private, United States Army
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Jacob W. Wingo
Birth: September 14, 1918
King William,  Lynchburg, Virginia
Death: December 3, 1944 in Germany

Private in United States Army (WWII) 
Died one day before the birth of his only son

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery
Section 18, Grave 568


Jacob W. Wingo was the father of three children. The third of which, an only son was born on December 4th 1944, the very day after Private Wingo was killed in action. Private Wingo was awarded (after death of course) 3 Medals. World War II Victory Medal, European Campaign Medal & A Purple Heart. Pvt. Wingo was part of the D-Day Invasion, and survived the Omaha Beach Battle, but was struck down by mortar fire in the days leading up to the Battle of the Bulge. Private Wingo was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Sec. 18 Grave 5681).
WINGO, JACOB K

PVT 39TH CO, 10TH BN, 155TH DB USA WW1
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 06/07/1936
DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/09/1936
BURIED AT: SECTION 18  SITE 5681
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
WINGO, JACOB W
PVT U S A WW II INFTY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/14/1908
DATE OF DEATH: 12/03/1944
DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/08/1948
BURIED AT: SECTION 18  SITE 5681
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
JW Wingo PHOTO
Courtesy of the family
Posted: 23 October 2001  Updated: 3 April 2004  Updated: 18 September 2004  Updated: 10 September 2005
Purple Heart Medal
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World War II Victory Medal
WWII Victory
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