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Roswell Winans
Birth: Dec. 9, 1887
Brookville
Franklin County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1968
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Nicaraguan Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a much-decorated veteran of almost forty years. He saw duty during the Mexican, Haitian, Dominican campaigns and World War I. General Winans served during the years prior to World War II at various Marine posts and stations in this country, as well as taking part in the Second Nicaraguan Campaign. He was a Colonel at the outbreak of World War II, and was promoted to Brigadier General upon retirement, August 1, 1946. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for action during an engagement at Guayacanas in the Dominican Republic on July 3, 1916. Serving then as a First Sergeant, he was cited for extraordinary heroism in action against a considerable force of rebels on the line of attack against his unit. In addition to the Medal of Honor, his personal decorations include the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a second award, the Purple Heart, and the French Croix de Guerre with palm. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Hazel Gertrude Winans (1894 - 1963)*
 
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Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 30, 2003
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Roswell Winans
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