|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1945|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1970|
Tay Ninh, Vietnam
1LT John Hutchings Winborne, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Edenton, NC. Graduate of UNC, Class of 1964.
First Lieutenant John Hutchings Winborne was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Reserve, 1LT Winborne served our country until October 2nd, 1970 in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam. He was 24 years old and was not married. It was reported that John died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. John was born on November 4th, 1945 in Edenton, North Carolina. 1LT Winborne is on panel 07W, line 109 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
Buddies at Ft. Bragg. John and I worked at Ft. Bragg. He was the PIO for the training center and I was to replace him when he shipped out. In the brief time we knew each other, we became friends. When he was ready to leave, he asked me for(I think it was) $78.00 which I was ready to give him without question. He said the money was for a USGI insurance policy for $10,000.00 in which I would be named the beneficiary. I took the money back and told John that I wanted him back home alive so I could visit him on his Dad's peanut farm. I'm so glad I didn't give Johnny the money. I couldn't have lived with myself. I lost a friend and to this day. I still get tears in my eyes when I think about it. Johnny, you were one of the best. It breaks my heart that we lost you. God must have needed a good man up there. Tom Erickson Vietnam 1971. Tom Erickson, Burton, OH.
He served with the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.
He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.
William Hutchings Winborne (1917 - 1982)
Hurley Bunch Winborne (1925 - 2005)
Beaver Hill Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Feb 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17794247