Winden served in the Army
Wallace B. Winden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Winden, Joice, and 1935 graduate of Joice High School, was drafted and served in the Army during the Korean War, from December 1950 to December 1952. He had an older brother, Marvin, who served in the Navy.
Winden was sent to Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas, for basic training.
Winden said, “Nobody volunteered, when asked if they would be willing to go to Arms School, so, while all the guys were standing in line, the sergeant came and tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘Wally you are the one who will be going’.” It was then he left for Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., to Arms School for weapons (artillery) training
Maybe a little reluctant at first, once he got there, he said, he found it interesting, because they learned about all the different weapons and how to use them.
He became a sergeant while serving, and was later sent to Germany—the final assignment during his service. He maintained relationships with other servicemen he met from Wisconsin, New York, and Germany.
Winden was honorably discharged in Michigan, December of 1952. He returned to the Lake Mills area to resume the dairy operation with his Holstein cattle.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to have served,” said Winden.