Robert Alexander Winesette III

August 2007: SGM Winesette in Kuiwait

Born 9-Oct-1967 TaiPei, Taiwan (ROC)
Son of Robert A. Winesette Jr. and Song Ok (Withheld)

Married 1991 and Divorced 14-Oct-1992 Mary Ann Abood
Born 13-Jun-1972 in Akron, OH
Daugher of Fredrick George Abood and Carol Jean Krager

Married 27-Sep-1993 (Withheld by Request)
Born 27-Nov-1969 and still alive
Daughter of Vukasin Withheld and Petra Withheld

Robert called “Alex” was an Army brat during his father's military service. He was born in the navy hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. During his father's service, the family lived in Taiwan, Fort Campbell, KY, Germany, Korea, Augusta, GA (Fort Gordon) and the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.

When his father retired from the Army, the family moved to Columbia, SC, where his father attended Law School at the University of South Carolina. After graduation, the family moved to Fort Myers, FL where his parents still live.

After graduation from Fort Myers High School, Alex worked in several jobs and then decided to join the Army. He attended basic and advanced individual training (AIT) as an administrative specialist at Fort Jackson, SC. Upon completion of training, Alex was assigned to 16th Ordnance Battalion at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland where he served in the Regimental Guards. He was part of the Honor Guard and provided military grave services for deceased veterans. He was also part of the drill team.

Alex's next assignment was to Heidelberg, Germany under 26th Area Support Group, S-3 Operations. He volunteered for several temporary duty assignments to Incirlic and Princirlic, Turkey and to Northern Iraq in support of Operation Provide Comfort. After multiple temporary assignments Alex received orders for Camp Zama, Japan. Alex married a winsome lass from Bosnia of the former Yugoslavia State. They were at Camp Zama, Japan with 17th Area Support Group for three years. Alex decided to leave the Army and, after spending a month with his parents in Fort Myers, Florida, then returned to Germany.

Alex joined the US Army Reserve in Germany. He volunteered for several active duty tours as the Operations NCOIC, providing Operational support to include Military Training for Reserve Soldiers in support SFOR/KFOR in Bosnia and Kosovo. Alex served on temporary assignments in Taszar, Hungary; Tuzla, Bosnia and Kosovo. After multiple tours Alex was mobilized again under USAREUR DCSOPS Current Operations in Heidelberg, Germany. Then he was reassigned to the NCO Academy as the First Sergeant for several years. He was activated once again in 2007 to 2008 for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in support of MNCI-Kuwait as the Operation Sergeant Major. After his mission, Alex returned back to Heidelberg, Germany. Alex retired from the reserves as a Command Sergeant-Major in 2010.

Alex works as a civilian contractor, ManTech. He was the Senior Project Manager for the operations center in support of the Army Material Command-Europe for nine years. He was in Iraq for 90 days during late 2003 organizing technical assistance to the AMC-LSE-Iraq Command for his firm. He went back to Iraq on December 12, 2009. He is with the 402nd AFSB in JBB, Iraq as the CECOM ARFORGEN LNO. Zorcia and the children remain in their home near Kindsbach, Germany.

Alex has been active in Bowling, Softball, Golf and other sports. He earned a membership in the Professional Bowling Association (PBA) in Japan. Alex bowled numerous 300 & 299 sanction games that made him eligible to receive a ring from the association for his accomplishments. Alex has always volunteered his services with youth groups during his various assignments.

Alex has received numerous awards for his community service as well as for his military duties. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with several oak leaf clusters, the Joint Services Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with numerous oak leaf clusters, SW Asia Service Medal with campaign stars, Iraq Service Medal, Kosovo Service Medal, NATO Service Medal and numerous other service medals and ribbons. He also has the Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Action Badge, Career Counselor Badge, Expert Qualification Badge (Rifle & Pistol), German Sports Badge "Gold" and German Shooting Badge "Gold". He also received few other badges during his military career.

Alex's wife was born in Gracanica, Republik Bosnien, part of the former Yugoslovia. She is occupied raising their two daughters and is now naturalized as an American citizen. She works for the Stars and Stripes. Their children are:

1. Tiffany (11-Apr-1994) born in Tokyo, Japan, and

2. Christina Catherina (23-Nov-2000). born in Heidelberg, Germany.

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Tiffany holding Junior Honor Society certificate & Christina 2007

First Day of School at new house 8/31/2009
3. Alex has a son from a former relationship, Sean Ryan (25-Jan-1990) born in Conroe, Texas, who resides with his mother near Tampa, Florida. Sean and Kelly Perrins habe a son, Keith, born 11-Nov-2012.

Tiffany was an honor student graduated from high school is 2012. She has an active circle of friends both personal and on Facebook. She begins classes at Heidelberg International University in Sepetember planning to major in architectural studier. She reads & write German and loves Europe. She also loves her pet animals and especially her Pomeranian "Rosie".

Christina loves to chat on the telephone and on Skype. She attended German kindergarten in 2005-2006 and now the American school in Heidelberg and now in Kaiserslautern. She loves the family's animals and gardening. She also plays the violin and piano.

The whole family went to the Magic Kingdom in August, 2010. They were joined there by Alex's parents and siblings. Everyone enjoyed the reunion. Later, Alex's uncle and aunt met them there for lunch.

Alex's parents visited in 2011. They saw the sights in Germany and the entire family then went to Rome for 5 days. The girls all recieved handbags while in Rome. It was great fun although everyone tired from all the walking, uphill and downhill, climbing stairs, etc. The weather was very warm.

Family Photo 2010

Grandma and her Grandbabies 2010

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