TREVOR ANTHONY WIN'E

SEPTEMBER 24, 1981 - MAY 1, 2004

He died protecting our freedom. He is now living eternally in freedom.
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay his life down for his friends." John 15:13

About Trevor

Specialist Trevor Anthony Win'E, of Orange County, California was born 24 September 1981, the youngest child of three. He was a son, brother, uncle and American soldier.

Trevor enjoyed hockey, snowboarding, SCUBA diving, and going to the mountains and river. He was known for his infectious smile and adorable dimples. He played soldier as a child, and his dream was to serve his country. He attended Maranatha Christian Academy and graduated from Calvary Chapel High School, in the spring of 2000. He attended Concordia University, and worked for Chemco, installing chemical operating systems, until he joined the Army of 1 May 2002.

After graduating from Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, Trevor studied his 92F MOS, Petroleum Specialist, at Fort Lee, Virginia. He arrived at Fort Lewis, 18 October 2002, and was assigned to the Petroleum Platoon, in the 24th Quartermaster Supply Company (24th QMS). He was an essential player in Fort Lewis fueling missions, and participated in the Corps Warfighter Exercise, the 1st Brigade JRTC and NTC rotations, and the JLOTS refuel mission, at Bremerton Naval Base.

The 24th QMS deployed to Iraq, with the 44th Corps Support Batallion (44th CSB), in November 2003. The unit provided critical POL support to the 3rd Brigade, through Fuel Systems Supply Points (FSSP) and refuel operations at the Kuwait/Iraq border. SPC Win'E and his fellow soldiers were given a twelve hour notice to move out from Camp Udardie to the border, to provide fuel support to the brigade and the CSB, so they could conduct thier tactical road march into Iraq. He also worked at the FSSP, receiving thousands of gallons of fuel from the Turkish trucks delivering fuel from Turkey. Because of his professional knowledge and ability to make any mission happen, SPC Win'E was handpicked to serve as the petroleum specialist on the mission at Forward Operation Bases Diamondback, Freedom, and FUlda. For his outstanding marksmanship and soldier skills, he was also chosen to be the Gunner on the company's gun truck.

On 30 April 2004, while serving as the Gunner on the lead truck in a convoy, SPC Win'E was injured in an attack by an improvised explosive device (IED). On 1 May 2004, he died from injuries sustained from that attack. He is survived by his parents, Rick and Debi, brother and sister Todd and Tracy and their families, grandparents Donn and Ruth Ann Curran and Gerry Win'E, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins and his dog Betty.

Trevor loved being a soldier and was honored to serve in the military. He had strong convictions that it was his place to serve in Iraq, and he was especially affected by the Iraqi children he met there. He is loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Message Wall
Steve & Mary Kay Vicencia - Dec 8th, 200428
Dear Rick, Debi, Todd, Tracy and family:

What a wonderful memorial to Trevor to know how many people are so grateful for his service and for your courageous campaign.

Debi, Trevor would be very proud as we all are of you. It really doesn't surprise me because from the day I met you when were freshman in high school you have always been the kindest, person I have ever met. I have always said that about you and you have proved it in many ways.

I know the sadness you all feel and I wish we could make it better. The love you all have shared with each other will always be there and Trevor will be watching over you.
Chad Bauer - Dec 8th, 200427
Trevor was one of my best buddies. I played hockey with him for a couple years and hung out with him as often as I could. He was so energetic and lively, I loved being around him. When he told me he was going into the Army I didnt know what to think. I thought he would just stay here in the U.S. and serve his time and be done with it. I was wrong. he then told me he was going over. My stomach twisted. I remember the last time I saw him, me, Seth and Trev went to the Goathill tavern in Newport. It was a few days before he was to leave. When we left the Goathill, I gave him a hug and said be safe out there I love you. I miss him very much. I know I will see him later and he will score on me even in heaven.
Joshua Brown - Dec 7th, 200426
Trevor's sacrifice has touched me deeper than I can explain. I am so thankful and brought to tears each time I think of my old friend. A man I will be forever honored to have known. I thank God, that Trevor is a child chosen by the Father before the foundations of the world, God has given him faith and belief, and grace that remained until the day he enterd into complete rest. Trevor is not just a memory, but lives on with our Gracious Heavenly Father. Before his Savior Jesus Christ, the smile he wears and the beauty he bears is more than we can even know, I can't wait to be there with you bud,

We all miss you so much,

Thank You Lord for son Trevor Win'e!
Bob - Dec 6th, 200425
dear Debi..Our sincere love and appreciation are offered to your family as brave Trevor made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us. As a former soldier from Vietnam I have seen the horrors of war and also the courageous Americans and their wonderful families who mourned their loss but also honored their memories. I read about your noble campaign to help our brave heros and I am sharing it with all my family and friends who want to offer what little we can to further your noble mission. My sister has sent a check to Trevor Win'E fund in our family's name but more importantly is that we are spreading the word so many many others will help and in doing so honor Trevor's memory.

May God bless Trevor and your family always
Boulton Fernando - Dec 6th, 200424
Thank you for being an inspiration to us all and being a true American. It is heroes like you that built this nation of freedom, and something millions yearn for. My kids are 4 and 2 but your life will be one of the stories they'll hear from me growing up starting today.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you and God Bless you.
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