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David F. Winder
Birth: Aug. 10, 1946
Edinboro
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 13, 1970

Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army, Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 1st Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade. In Vietnam on May 13, 1970 Pfc. Winder a senior medical aid man with Company A, was in a sweep of a freshly cut rice paddy when his unit came under assault from an entrenched force. Hearing cries from the wounded, the unarmed Winder started to crawl toward the nearest casualty across a long swath of bullet-swept terrain. On the way, Winder was wounded. But that didn't stop him from reaching the casualty and treating him. Winder was wounded again as he tried to reach a second soldier. Winder attempted to move again. When he was within 30 feet of the injured soldier, Winder was killed. His unit, inspired by his courage, rallied to stage a successful counterattack. David F. Winder was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously and it was accredited to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Mansfield Memorial Park
Mansfield
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lawn B, Lot 465, Grave 4
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 08, 2003
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David F. Winder
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