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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 014-02
January 09, 2002

When he saw the faces of the four Marines on the doorstep of his Gary, Indiana, home Matthew Winters. braced for the worst. " I thought it was about my son, " says Winters, 55, referring to Matthew Jr., a sergeant who was stationed in Yuma, Arizona, and could have been deployed to Afghanistan. But the honor guard's grim news concerned another of his children. Sergeant Jeanette L. Winters, 25, a radio operator who was usually far from combat, was one of the seven Marines who perished January 9, 2002, when their plane crashed in southwestern Pakistan - and the first U.S. servicewoman to die in the war on terrorism. " She was my daughter," says the elder Winters, blinking back tears. " It hurt so bad."

To continue reading about Fallen Hero, Sgt. Jeanette L. Winters with the VMGR-352
http://arlingtoncemetery.net/jlwinters.htm