Winder, David, PFC Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Primary MOS
91A-Medical Corpsman
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1970-1970, 91A, 11th Infantry Regiment/3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1968 - 1970
Private First Class


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1946
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
MANSFIELD

Casualty Date
May 13, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Combat Medical 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
11th Infantry Brigade11th Infantry Regiment/3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment
  1970-1970, 91A, 11th Infantry Brigade
  1970-1970, 91A, 11th Infantry Regiment/3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-1975 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
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The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
to

*WINDER, DAVID F.

 

Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 1st Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. Place and Date: Republic of Vietnam, 13 May 1970. Entered service at: Columbus, Ohio. Born: 10 August 1946, Edinboro, Pa.

Citation:
Pfc. Winder distinguished himself while serving in the Republic of Vietnam as a senior medical aidman with Company A. After moving through freshly cut rice paddies in search of a suspected company-size enemy force, the unit started a thorough search of the area. Suddenly they were engaged with intense automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenade fire by a well entrenched enemy force. Several friendly soldiers fell wounded in the initial contact and the unit was pinned down. Responding instantly to the cries of his wounded comrades, Pfc. Winder began maneuvering across approximately 100 meters of open, bullet-swept terrain toward the nearest casualty. Unarmed and crawling most of the distance, he was wounded by enemy fire before reaching his comrades. Despite his wounds and with great effort, Pfc. Winder reached the first casualty and administered medical aid. As he continued to crawl across the open terrain toward a second wounded soldier he was forced to stop when wounded a second time. Aroused by the cries of an injured comrade for aid, Pfc. Winder's great determination and sense of duty impelled him to move forward once again, despite his wounds, in a courageous attempt to reach and assist the injured man. After struggling to within 10 meters of the man, Pfc. Winder was mortally wounded. His dedication and sacrifice inspired his unit to initiate an aggressive counterassault which led to the defeat of the enemy. Pfc. Winder's conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the cost of his life were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit and the U.S. Army.

   
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