CHARLES FRANK WINN
HOME : PASADENA, CA
Plaque : Wall 4, Row F, Col 6
SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN KOREA. WAS WOUNDED WHILE FIGHTING THE ENEMY IN NORTH KOREA. Charles F. Winn was born December 1, 1928 in Chicago, IL. He joined the USMC November 16, 1949 from 40th Div. Cal National Guard. After boot camp he went to Engineers, Camp Lejeune to Key West, Florida as guard then back to Camp Pendleton as a 60mm mortarman. Went to Kobe, Japan until Inchon Landing then to Chosin Reservoir. Back to States on the USS Buckner with Gen. D. MacArthur to San Francisco then to Camp Pendleton as a NCO of Post Brigade 13G1. Wounded and received Purple Heart with one star. Also received the Korean Service Medal with four stars, United Nations Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with one star, and the Good Conduct Medal. Discharged Feb. 27, 1953 with the rank of sergeant. His memorable experience was when the landing craft he was on was coming to the beach at Inchon and the U.S. Navy was shelling over them. The track filled up with smoke and they were half way out of the boat when they realized someone had unknowingly pulled the pin on the fire extinguisher. Charles was married 40 years to Jackie Lyon and they had two children, a son and a daughter. They lived in Mentone, CA.
PURPLE HEART MEDAL W/1 BRONZE STAR, KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL W/4 OAK LEAF CLUSTERS, UNITED NATIONS MEDAL, PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION W/1 OAK LEAF, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
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