Wink, Melvin Ralph, SGT

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Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1969 - 1970
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Order of the Spur


Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Date
Jun 01, 1970
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Brunnerville United Methodist Cemetery - Brunnerville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10W 133

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Infantry Shoulder Cord

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Order of The Spur

 Tributes from Members  
Posted by Unknown posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
Tribute from the 3/4 Cavalry Association... posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 229
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  Tributes from Others: Apr 7, 2016  

Connie  Sensenig-Kuczynski
Uncle Melvin, after all this time I'm pleased to talk to you other than at your graveside. I'm sure we would've had fun together if I had known you. I'm looking forward to meeting you in Heaven. You are an inspirational individual, who blessed my life without living during it. You are well respected, and will always be cherished by the family and I. After 41 years, some of your friends/fellow soldiers are still alive, in part because you chose to do your duty to America, and to the souls of the beloved mankind of GOD. Thank you, for leading by example, and being all you could be by the strength and grace of GOD!
Mar 15, 2011
manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
Jun 1, 2007
Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction Co.
~You Are Never Forgotten~
In Remembrance of this Young Soldier, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well Sgt. Melvin Ralph Wink and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967..... THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD; AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEM. AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. "For the Fallen" September 1914~ R.L. Binyon~
Jun 1, 2007
Rhode Island USA
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women
in the service of our country can never be repaid,
they have earned our undying gratitude.
America will never forget their sacrifices”.
Although many years have passed, you are not forgotten this day nor will you ever be. I will forever be grateful for your honorable service and supreme sacrifice that you have so courageously bestowed upon our nation. You will forever live in the hearts of all of those you have touched.
"The moon gives you light,
And the bugles and the drums give you music,
And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans,
My heart gives you love." - WALT WHITMAN
Dec 11, 2006
John Brady
165 N. Auringer Rd.
Constantia, NY 13044 USA
I served with Wink with the 3/4 Cav. 25th Inf Div. I have pictures of Mel, and I was honored to serve with him. He was so kind and very patient with me. I will always remember him. The moving wall is in my home town this week-end, and I will go there, touch his name, and thank him for saving my life.
Thursday, May 05, 2005
Richard Wink
New Liskeard, Ontario Canada
Visited the Memorial in 1998 and discovered the Name. I want to believe that it was not in vain. Just wanted to show that others do care.
Saturday, June 24, 2000
Wil Selsor
brother in arms
5475 70th Way N.
St. petersburg, Fl 33709 usa
One nice soldier
Mel and I served together for my last 10 months in country. He was about the best human you could meet. I am hoping to locate his daughter to share some of the pictures I have of us and to express how missed he has been.
Monday, October 20, 2003
James Prince
My Track commander at time of death
A kind gentle person never knew him to get angry or mad
served with "Wink" in boi loi wood Michelin rubber plantation and Cambodia. He was my track commander and was genuinely respected by all that had the privilege to meet him. He saw me through my first action, He kept me safe. I will never forget this wonderful caring man.
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Jim McIlhenney
You are not forgotten.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 11/11/13 - by Curt Carter
Dear SGT Melvin Ralph Wink, sir As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned. May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you. With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir Curt Carter
Posted on 10/25/13 - by Bara Snader, classmate
Mel, you always had a smile and quiet integrity at school.
All of your classmates mourn your loss.
I wish your wife and family peace and healing.
My fiancé, Gerald Lee McKinney, was killed in Vietnam on 11/21/1967 .
He was also in the Cavalry, D 2/7 .
Next time I go to the Wall, I will honor you as we'll.
A Belated Thank You for Your Service
Posted on 10/22/13 - by Susan Annette Myers
The 1967 Graduating Class at Conestoga Valley HS is preparing for its 50th reunion by gathering information on classmates. Through that information I learned today that one of our classmates, Melvin, gave his life for our country so long ago in 1970. My heart goes out to his family and close friends who did not get to grow older with him. And I feel sad that I have not known all these years about his sacrifice. I was taught from childhood to honor those who serve our country in the military. I pray every day for all of those who do, including my son who is serving in the USMC and has had two tours in Iraq. To Melvin's family, who may or may not ever see this posting, I hope God's peace has sustained you through the years
Posted on 5/29/12 - by James R. Harter
I don't remember much about my Uncle Melvin because I was so young at the time of his death. I do know he was a great person and Brave person. He is missed by all his family. Last Memorial Day (2011) the family met another brave soldier whom was with Melvin the day we lost him and he told us some nice stories and now he is a part of Melvin's family forever. Thanks Uncle Melvin for sending us John. We miss you so much.
We Remember
Posted on 10/23/11 - by Robert Sage
Melvin is buried at Brunnerville United Methodist Cemetery, Brunnerville, Lancaster County,PA. SS BSM ARCOM PH
Posted on 3/2/11 - by James R. Harter
Melvin, I don't remember much about you, but I know I miss you & I'm very proud of you. RIP Till we meet again.
Not forgotten
Posted on 6/1/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
Melvin, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting our freedoms.
High School Remembers Melvin Wink
Posted on 8/18/03 - by Linda Stover
On May 18, 1991, Melvin Ralph Wink, a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School, in Lancaster, PA, was forever memorialized by picture and plaque in the High School's lobby. Melvin was remembered in the ceremony for his hard work, and for his love of Baseball.

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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Apr 7, 2016
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