In the above video clip, United States Army radar man Floyd TeWinkel at Fort Kamehameha describes standing in line for breakfast, the attacking beginning, and then later the difficulty he had eating after the morning’s attack.
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Floyd W. TeWinkel (1915-2009) was born in Baldwin, Wisconsin. He entered the military from River Falls on June 11, 1941, for service with the US Army and served with the 295th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Battery B and Searchlight Battalion in the Pacific Theater of World War II. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to River Falls, Wisconsin, to work as a milk truck driver and married Ethel Hoepker on January 26, 1946. He later relocated to the Sun Prairie, Wisconsin area to work as a farmer. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 333. He passed away in Madison, Wisconsin, and is buried at Burke Lutheran Cemetery.