HONOREE FRANCIS WINSLEY

Francis (Frank) Winsley - a native of Stamford;  a graduate of Delaware State College, Dover, Delaware with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Distributive Education. 

Francis was drafted into the United States Army during World 11 in his eleventh year at Stamford High School (1944).   He spent two years in the United States Army and in his last year, was selected to replace the combat troops in Japan.  While on the ship to Japan, an announcement over the radio stated “the war was over”.  

Discharged as a Corporal from the United States Army Frank returned home to secure his diploma from Stamford High School.  After receiving his High School diploma, he applied and  was accepted. to attend Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia in February of 1949 to  pursue his dream of becoming a doctor.  

To name a few of Frank’s experiences while at Morehouse; shared a history class with Martin Luther King’s brother, sang in the chorus with Corretta Scott who later became Corretta Scott King.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was nineteen years old and was leaving Morehouse to continue his graduate level education. 

Frank left Morehouse College to join the United States Air Force. (1951-1971)   Stationed at Hunter Air Force Base Savannah, Georgia, Upper Heyford, England,  Bitburg Germany, Dover Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, Loring AFB,  Maine, Viet Nam, and back to Dover Air Force Base.  Retired  from the Air Force; Master Sgt. in 1972. 

Frank is a substitute teacher at the Capitol School District, Dover, DE . He resides in -Camden, Delaware with his wife  Doris Trader Winsley.   

We Salute you my Big Brother, Mabel Wensley Jorgensen – May 16, 2010.