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Merry, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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On 12/26/2017 at 12:03 PM, Walt's Daughter said:

Merry, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks so much, Marion!  Be safe and happy as the new year approaches. And thanks for creating such a great place to exchange info and to meet new friends. :)

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How did this become the Merry Christmas posting area? That's OK, I'm easy!

Merry Christmas (it's currently the 6th day of the Octave of Christmas so it's still the Christmas season!)

Also, Have a great and prosperous New Year!!

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Indeed. The Christmas holidays are not OVER until after New Year's Day! 

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Came across this obit for Charles Winn, according to it he was a former member of the 292nd ECB.

 

CHARLES WINN

February 17, 1923 - December 24, 2017

Charles WinnU.S. Veteran

 Charles Winn, 94, of Stuart, Florida, died on December 24, following three years of declining health.  Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 17, 1923, he graduated from Union High School in 1941.   During World War II, he saw combat as an enlisted man with the 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion in France, Belgium, and Germany before attending OCS in Fontainebleau.   Commissioned as an infantry 2nd Lieutenant, Charles then served with the 1st Infantry Division supporting the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials, where he was the escort officer for the lead prosecution witness. 

After leaving active duty in July, 1946, Charles attended the University of Michigan, and  married his late wife of over 62 years, the former Lorraine Markus, in 1949.

Charles returned to active duty for the Korean War, and again saw combat with the 24th Infantry Regiment, from the Pusan Perimeter Defense to the advance to the Yalu River.  Captured by Chinese communist forces on November 26, 1950, he was a prisoner of war for 34 months.  Following his release in 1953, Charles served at Fort Benning, Georgia, and France, and before retiring from the Army in Rhode Island on December 31, 1965.  Major Winn’s decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, French Legion of Honor, and Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Parachutist Badge.

Charles settled with his wife in Stoughton, Massachusetts, and completed a second career as an engineering representative with the Aetna Insurance Company.  In 1985, the Winns retired to Tarpon Springs, Florida, where they lived for 26 years.  Three years after losing Lorraine, Charles relocated to Stuart.  He is survived by his son, retired Army Colonel Chuck Winn and daughter-in-law Lynn of Stuart, and his brother Edmund, of Battle Creek Michigan.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, followed by a service at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, Florida. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.    In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund,1335 Old Dixie Highway #3, Lake Park, FL 33404; 561-855-4207;strausneck@wvrf.org  Please feel free to share a remembrance, message of condolence or light a virtual candle with the family through this online guestbook.

 

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Farewell Sir!

 

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So sorry to hear of this. Another one passes before our eyes. Rest in peace sir!

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Rest in peace, sir!!!

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I am awed by those who were selfless and gave of themselves for the sake of us all.  RIP, Major Winn!

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