L/CPL Robert J. Slattery,
2023 - Page #5
Jonathan Winaker Gets Married
MCL Member Jonathan Winaker Gets Married with Proper Send off
Members from MCL Slattery and Former Golf Company 2/25 participated in the wedding for MCL Slattery Member Jonathan Winaker on November 11, 2022 at The Thayer Hotel in West Point Military Academy. Jonathan and his Wife, the Former Karyn Moran, held a great Ceremony with approx. 100 in attendance overlooking The Hudson River at the Historic Hotel. Members of MCL Slattery; Stanley Zon, Mario Monaco, along with Company G 2/25 Marines Andrew Esposito, Mark Peer and Current Active-Duty Marine Edwin Vargas attended in Dress Blues and conducted the wedding Couple’s Exit Under Sword Arch. A Reception Followed where many of the family and friends were met and social pleasantries exchanged.
Winaker is a Former Golf Company 2-25 Assault Section Marine and Veteran of The Persian Gulf War Operations Desert Shield and Storm. After the Onset of Muslim Terrorist Attacks on 9-11, Winaker went back into service for the US Army, Infantry Anti Armor. He saw action in Iraq during several Combat tours where he was awarded additional Combat Action and Campaign Medals for his service. His Son Daniel Holton is currently serving Active Duty with the Air National Guard Hancock Field, Syracuse, NY. Winaker is currently a Supervisory IT Tech for the Internal Revenue Service.
We wish them Health and Happiness in their marriage and God Bless the couple and new family.
Rosie the Riveter RIP
By Mike HuckabeeA final salute to a Huck’s Heroine who finally got the long-overdue recognition she deserved. Tulsa-born Naomi Parker Fraley has died at 96 in Longview, Washington. You know her as “Rosie the Riveter,” the World War II-era female factory worker who became a symbol of both the homefront war effort, and later on, of the women’s rights movement in general.At 20, the former waitress became one of the first women employed at the machine shop of the Alameda, California, Naval Air Station shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack. She was working on a turret lathe in her coveralls and red-and-white polka dot bandana when a photographer snapped her picture. That photo made the newspapers and inspired artist J. Howard Miller’s iconic “We Can Do It” poster. But Fraley’s name was never attached to the poster.In the 1980s, another woman was mistakenly identified as the worker in the original photo that inspired “Rosie the Riveter.” It wasn’t until 2015 that a researcher finally tracked down Fraley and
corrected the error.
He said it was sad and unfair that she had been robbed of her rightful place in history for so long, but there was nothing she could do because when you’re 95, nobody will listen to your story. It’s especially ironic considering people were using an image inspired by her to protest women not getting the credit they deserved.Fortunately, Naomi Parker Fraley lived long enough to see the record corrected and get the credit due her, both for the photo and her service to America. And her inspiring image is sure to go on living after her for many years to come.