Beyond the information written on this picture, I have been unable to piece much together about Private Wink. His descendants now have access to his picture and some of his enlistment information. Perhaps more information about Wink will become available.
The research pertaining to Camp Wheeler was a different story. It has long been dismantled, in fact, it was taken down soon after World War II. It was originally created in World War I and named for General Joseph Wheeler (C.S.A). It was only a temporary camp which closed in 1919, soon after the close of World War 1 in late 1918. However, during World War II it became a major infantry training center, which served those going for both basic and advanced training. Some estimate that at any given time Camp Wheeler supported 25,000 trainees, in addition to housing prisoners of war. For insight as to how Camp Wheeler looked in World War II, I strongly suggest taking a look at The Greyzed Theme.
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