There were sad moments, such as casualties, and the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
"I was on my bicycle, and I went over to my grandmother's house," said Winn. "She said, 'The president is dead.'"
Overall, Winn recalls a feeling of excitement.
"What I remember about that time was that the whole period had a sort of electrical sense," said Winn. "Everybody was doing something in the war effort."