Wink, Melvin Ralph, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
Service Years
1969 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Sergeant



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lititz
Last Address
Lititz

Casualty Date
Jun 01, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Cambodia
Conflict
Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
Location of Interment
Brunnerville United Methodist Cemetery - Brunnerville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10W 133

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 542
Tribute from the 3/4 Cavalry Association... posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 224
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Rifle
Auto Rifle
Machine Gun

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1969-1970, 11B10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1969-1970, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 20, 2012, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Melvin was postumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Melvin was married (Dec 1, 1968) to Christene Brown of 1308 Look Out Lane, Lititz, Pensylvania.
They were members of The First Church Of God.
Father: Harvey C. Wink
Mother: Katherine M. Berger
Survived by two sisters: Eleanor C., wife of James Harter, Talmage. and Arlene R. wife of Carl Sensenig, Ephrata and four brothers, Richard C., in the US Army, stationed at Aberdeen, MD., and Harry E., Roy D. and Dennis J., all at home.
Melvin was drafted in February 1969.
Mel graduated from Conestoga Valley High School in 1967.
His tour in Vietnam started July 9, 1969 and ended about 1 month before he was scheduled to return to the states (June 1, 1970).
Mel was born in Bareville, Pennsylvania.  He loved Hunting and Baseball.  He is buried in Brunnerville United Methodist Cemetery in Brunnerville, Lancaster County, Pensylvania.
 
   
Comments/Citation
   
 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial3/4 Cav AssociationThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1970, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]2
  1970, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
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