Winsett graduated from Hamilton High School prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1940 and was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack in 1941 and fought in several engagements in the Pacific. He witnessed the raising of the flag at Mt. Suribachi at Iwo Jima. He retired from the Navy in 1960 as a Chief Petty Officer and began work at the U.S. Post Office from 1960 to 1975. He retired as postmaster in Rio Grande, N.J.
We honor you, Russel Winsett.
(#Repost @Burlington County Times)