LARRY A WINSLOW
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HONORED ON PANEL 31E, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

LARRY A WINSLOW

WALL NAME

LARRY A WINSLOW

PANEL / LINE

31E/61

DATE OF BIRTH

10/24/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/07/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PLAINWELL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Allegan County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR LARRY A WINSLOW
POSTED ON 2.5.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Larry Winslow, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Valentine's Day is soon. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.14.2022
POSTED BY: Amanda Nash of Allegan Heroes

“OUR FLAG IS MORE THAN JUST CLOTH AND INK. IT IS A UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED SYMBOL THAT STANDS FOR LIBERTY, AND FREEDOM. IT IS THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION, AND IT’S MARKED BY THE BLOOD OF THOSE WHO DIED DEFENDING IT” JOHN THULE

Thank you for your service. We are proud to call you an Allegan Hero.
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POSTED ON 9.29.2022
POSTED BY: David Gilbert

Class of 62

A great friend, a classmate and fellow veteran.
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POSTED ON 10.25.2017
POSTED BY: Janet L Shepard

Larry A. Winslow

Larry you left a hole in all our hearts, we were always together on the weekends growing up, your uncle Gerald Wilson (my dad) was close to his sisters. you will never be forgotten. we used to help work on the farm when we came down and I was the last one on the hold the fence trick more than once. May God Bless.
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POSTED ON 3.1.2015
POSTED BY: Richard

Someone Whom We Could Never Forget

We served together in the 1st Platoon, "A" Co., 1/8 Cavalry, First Air Cavalry Division, he a rifleman, and I an ammo bearer at the time. Winslow was the "life of the party" wherever he happened to be. If you passed by a bunker where there was a lot of laughter you knew he was there. He was without doubt the most popular person in the platoon. Despite the language barrier, he even charmed the young women who sold us Coca Cola through the barbed wire on LZ Two Bits. On Dec. 7, 1967, we were flown to the outskirts of the village of Ð?i Ð?ng in Binh Dinh Province. There we linked up with Bravo Co. as well as 1/50 Mechanized Infantry, and began an assault against a very determined NVA unit, whose resolve was expressed in the patches they wore, "Quy?t t? d? t? qu?c quy?t sinh," "With this oath we resolve to be a sacrifice for the country." Most of us were ensconced securely behind an APC for cover, but down the line to my left (out of my view), Winslow had exposed himself, advancing on a bunker. The soldier inside waited until he was right on top of him, then opened up, according to Curelli, a machine gunner some ways behind him. Winslow collapsed. The bunker was knocked out by someone else, and Doc Ferguson crawled up to the prostrate form while bullets spattered dirt up all around him. He was barely alive with a sucking chest wound, but soon expired. While we took many casualties in the fight, he was one of only two killed. Someone commented later that it was just like an old WWII film where the guy who made everyone laugh is the first to die. His loss was one of the most poignant that we had ever suffered. The photo, taken by Jerry Prater, shows him kidding around, sucking in his stomach and flexing his muscles. It is a fitting image by which to memorialize him: a man who was both a comedian and a hero.
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