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Pfc. David F Winder

Date of Award: Unknown
Conflict: Vietnam War
Branch: U.S. Army

Pfc. David F. Winder portraitPfc. David Winder was born the third of four children in Edinboro, Pa. The son of a pastor, Winder followed his personal convictions when he joined the Army in Columbus, Ohio. Instead of fighting with a weapon during the Vietnam War, he chose to devote his time to medical service. He began his tour of duty in November, 1969, with the 3rd Battalion as a senior medical aidman, and was killed in action at 23 years old on May 13, 1970, while attempting to administer medical aid to his fellow soldiers.

Citation: “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.”

Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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