Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Pvt. Vincent C. Winston Jr.
From: St. Louis, Mo.;
Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas;
Incident: Army Pvt. Vincent C. Winston Jr. died Sept. 4 in Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
St. Louis soldier dies in Afghanistan
A St. Louis family is mourning tonight. Army Pvt. Vincent Winston has become the latest casualty in Operation Enduring Freedom. He died September 4 in Afghanistan.
His mother, Angie Little says, “He was a baby hero. He wasn’t nothing but 22. So young.”
The life of Vincent Winston was cut short in Afghanistan. He enlisted two years ago, but this was his first deployment.
His mother says, “He had just went over there. He just went over there. He couldn’t have been in Afghanistan, what, two whole months.”
According to Little, Afghanistan was a tough adjustment. Winston was just settling into his job as a mechanic when it happened. He…