Archie Van Winkle Medal of Honor Monument- Juneau AK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 58° 17.958 W 134° 24.372
8V E 534805 N 6462186
Quick Description: There is a monument dedicated to Colonel Archie Van Winkle, Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient located in Marine View Park, Juneau AK.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2022 9:19:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM163JC
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Long Description:
The Archie Van Winkle Medal of Honor Monument is located in Marine View Park on Marine Way in Juneau Alaska. The Monument is made of marble and about 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. The contributors to the monument are: Taku Post 5559 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Auke Bay Post 25 American Legion, Juneau Ready Mix, Inc., North Pacific Steel Erectors, Pat and Elsie Carothers, and Bruce D. Morley, Inc.

Marine View Park is near the port where the cruise and tourist ships dock. As one leaves the dock to go into the downtown area of Juneau, they pass the park and can view this monument.

The INSCRIPTION on the Archie Van Wrinkle Monument in the Marine View Park, Juneau AK

Archie Van Winkle Medal of Honor
— Colonel U.S. Marine Corps —
Born: 17 March 1925 Juneau, Alaska.
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.
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Type of memorial: Monument

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