Archie Van Winkle

Archie Van Winkle (HM1610)

Location: Juneau, AK 99801 Juneau
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Country: United States of America
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N 58° 17.958', W 134° 24.372'

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Medal of Honor

— Colonel U.S. Marine Corps —

Born: 17 March 1925 Juneau, Alaska.
Died: 22 May 1986 Ketchikan, Alaska
Sudong, Korea 2 November 1950-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a platoon sergeant in Company B-1-7, 1st Marine Division, S/Sgt. Van Winkle boldly spearheaded a determined counter attack though numerically superior enemy forces. Grenades and automatic weapons fire, wounded, he organized the remnants of his platoon and succeeded in enabling them to hold their portion of the front-line, while single-handedly rescuing a flank element that was pinned down, he was wounded a second time by enemy hand grenades. Refusing medical evacuation again, he maintained command and control until he was carried unconscious from the field with the other two survivors of the platoon.
We remember with Pride.
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HM NumberHM1610
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)8V E 534805 N 6462186
Decimal Degrees58.29930000, -134.40620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 58° 17.958', W 134° 24.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds58° 17' 57.48" N, 134° 24' 22.32" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 144 Marine Way, Juneau AK 99801, US
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