Keeper of The Flame’s “Honor Guard Story Guard” is Blessed to Keep the Sacred Story of Leston M. Winters StorySealed to this guitar Signed by John Rich of Big & Rich. You can learn more about John’s work benefiting the Folds of Honor at www.redneckriviera.com and keep up with all the latest music at www.bigandrich.com. The Guitar was presented to Beth, Remington, Ryder & Emma at an event supporting the www.fallenheroesfamilycamp.com on July 29th, 2019. StorySeal™ 01002 http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/lmwinters.htm
Sgt. Leston M. Winters, 30, of Sour Lake, Texas, died Thursday in Kandahar province after this unit was attacked with an improvised explosive. Winters was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Winters was a civil affairs medical sergeant who joined the Army in July 1998 and arrived at Fort Campbell in April 2010. He died just months after volunteering for his 3rd tour of duty.
Winters is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, son, Remington, and daughter Emma, all of Palmyra, Tenn.; son Jonathon, of Germany; and parents, Kenneth and Cheryl Spivey, of Sour Lake, Texas.
9/30/1979 – N/A Branch: Army Rank: Sgt Outfit: 160 Spec Ops Medic, Aviation Regiment Airborne “Night Stalker” Service Dates: 1997 – 2006 Veteran Station: Falujah Iraq, Operation Red Wings, Bagram Afghanistan, County: Greene Conflicts/Significant Events: Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom Story uploaded/modified: Saturday, June 30, 2007, Updated September 9th, 2021
“Children of varying ages ran around the coffins, playing and yelling, not yet old enough to understand the sacrifices these warriors made. A Taliban high-value target (HVT) sat tucked into the corner away from them all, guarded by other soldiers.
“Three war-weary escorts — one of them a SEAL and the other two Night Stalkers Daniel Bell and Chris Eicher — sat off to the sides, grimly staring off into space. They were exhausted and angry with the mistake the U.S. Air Force had made when they allowed Space-A seating to be filled on this leg of the flight home.“
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