Monument to be erected in soldier's honor

Published 1:43 pm Monday, April 21, 2008

By By Lydia Grimes – features reporter
Pancakes were used to help pave the way to help in erecting a monument to honor a fallen soldier.
Residents of Brewton and East Brewton turned out to eat pancakes Friday morning at the East Brewton Civic Center. The pankcake breakfast was held as for a fundraiser to help with costs involved in with a monument planned to honor Cpl. Christopher Winchester, USMC, who died in Iraq.
The monument will be installed at R.T. Johnson Park on Williamson street in East Brewton.
The location was chosen because of Winchester's involvement in sports at W.S. Neal.
Williams said several area businesses made contributions to help with the Friday morning breakfast fundraiseer.
Making contributions for the pancake breakfast were Walgreen's, WalMart, Huddle House, Burger King and McDonald's.
Williams said the monument will be a bronze plaque on top of a granite pedestal at the Little League Baseball field on Williamson Street.
Cpl. Winchester was killed in action July 14, 2003, while serving in Iraq.
Donations for the memorials can be made by contacting 538-0288.

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