Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Incident: Army Spc. Damon G. Winkleman died Sept. 20 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover. Also killed was Spc. Corey J. Kowall.
Loudonville area mourns soldier
By Jami Kinton
Mansfield News Journal
LOUDONVILLE — If Loudonville High School biology teacher David Spreng were to write a book, one chapter would be devoted to Damon Winkleman.
On Monday the Loudonville community learned that Spc. Winkleman, 23, of Lakeville, was killed last week in Afghanistan. He was an Army combat medic.
“I had Damon in several classes, and he was just so good-natured,” Spreng said. “He never took himself too seriously. He had a great sense of humor and was always coming up with something that would have you in stitches. He made teaching fun.”
Details of Winkleman’s death have yet to be released by the Department of Defense. Family members reached Monday night declined comment.
“I’m fortunate to still have the memories,” Spreng said. “But we’ll sure miss him. This is a school where you…