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

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LARRY A WINSLOW
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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POSTED ON 6.2.2014
POSTED BY: Wayne R Westenberger

Never to late

Well Larry it took some time and with the help of other Vets you served with we located your daughter , she is well and has a grandson named Jack and he looks like his grandpa , plus has your humor with that said Larry old friend you can rest in peace good buddy . If she ever needs help we are here.
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POSTED ON 11.22.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Larry A Winslow, 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
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POSTED ON 6.26.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Larry is buried at Riverridge Cemetery in Belding,MI. PH
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