Veteran of the Week: Capt. Win Powell

By MELANIE POOLE / Special to the Reporter

The Veteran of the Week is sponsored by the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village — honoring America’s veterans and telling the stories of their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Capt. Win Powell as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder and CEO Tom Walker said. “He is representative of the hundreds of thousands of Alabamians who have risked it all for the sake of our country and its freedom. To all veterans we owe a debt we can never fully repay.”

Capt. Win Powell is being recognized as the Veteran of the Week. (Contributed)

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Here are highlights about this week’s Veteran of the Week: Win Powell was born in Cullman, AL in 1938. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps as a Communications Officer from 1961 to 1964. He was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, NC and Okinawa, with activities in Viet Nam, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. His hometown is Hoover, AL.