Juneau in Juneau Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
Archie Van Winkle
Medal of Honor
—Colonel U.S. Marine Corps —
Died: 22 May 1986 Ketchikan, Alaska
Sudong, Korea 2 November 1950-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a platoon sergeant in Company B-1-7, 1st Marine Division, S/Sgt. Van Winkle boldly spearheaded a determined counter attack though numerically superior enemy forces. Grenades and automatic weapons fire, wounded, he organized the remnants of his platoon and succeeded in enabling them to hold their portion of the front-line, while single-handedly rescuing a flank element that was pinned down, he was wounded a second time by enemy hand grenades. Refusing medical evacuation again, he maintained command and control until he was carried unconscious from the field with the other two survivors of the platoon.
We remember with Pride.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 58° 17.958′ N, 134° 24.372′ W. Marker is in Juneau, Alaska, in Juneau Borough. Marker is on Marine Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Juneau AK 99801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hard Rock Miners (within shouting distance of this marker); Patsy Ann: her statue Manila Square (about 500 feet away); Liberty Bell Reproduction (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Nichlolas Russian Orthodox Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Alaska Native Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); USS Juneau (CL-52) Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Alaska Juneau Mill (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Juneau.
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Regarding Archie Van Winkle. Medal of Honor Citation in total: VAN WINKLE, ARCHIE
Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.). Place and date: Vicinity of Sudong, Korea, 2 November 1950. Entered service at: Arlington, Wash. Born: 17 March 1925, Juneau, Alaska. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a platoon sergeant in Company B, in action against enemy aggressor forces. Immediately rallying the men
Colonel Van Wrinkle has a "IN MEMORY OF" marker
Also see . . . Col. Archie Van Winkle, USMC. (Submitted on July 21, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • War, Korean •
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