Roswell Winans


Roswell Winans Famous memorial

Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 Apr 1968 (aged 80)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Memorial ID 7640707 View Source

Dominican Campaign 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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 30 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7640707
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roswell Winans (9 Dec 1887–4 Apr 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7640707, citing Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .