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     July 25, 2018      #24-205 PB1

A Ray of sunshine

Un rayo de sol

By Pat Ruff

It’s been almost 50 years since Ray Winkels served in the Vietnam War.

But the hell he endured in his one year there — 1968-69 — has never left him. That the 1967 Rochester Lourdes graduate has been relegated to a wheelchair these last 16 years is a testament to that.

“I worked with big guns,” said the 69-year-old Winkels, who lives in Rochester. “I had to get up in the middle of the night and fire them, sometimes all night. We were right in the middle of Viet Cong territory. You never knew what was going to ...

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Pat Ruff