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.

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Denise Sutherland - Dec 6th, 200423
Trevor has to be a remarkable young man because he was raised by a mother who has taken personal tragedy and turned it into greater good for hundreds (and let's hope thousands)by your Mist'n Go vest program. I use the present tense because life is eternal and Trevor is as proud of you as you are of him. To quote Nelson Mandela, "We were born to magnify the glory of Spirit that is within us." Thank you for sharing your Spirit. The world is a better place because of you.
Diana Thompson - Dec 6th, 200422
Dear Win'e family,

I was touched by the story of your son and deeply saddened for your loss. I heard about your efforts from my cousin, a batallion chief in the OC Fire Dept. I will be sending a check to your fund to help buy more vests for our brave soldiers. God Bless you and Trevor.
Bobbi Thien - Dec 2nd, 200421
Thank you for helping to give others the freedom that we as American's enjoy.

The story of your life is a real inspiration to us all.

May God Bless you all!
Julie Post - Dec 2nd, 200420
Thank You Trevor.
Susan Morris - Dec 1st, 200419
I had a daughter born in 1981. She died at the age of 16 of a bacteria. I know how you feel about crying everyday. One day you will realize you didn't cry that day, don't feel guilty. It is a welcome break from grief. It comes back soon enough. My father was a Marine who flew in 2 wars, I am very proud of the military. The fire department I work for is buying vests for you. I will be paying for one. God bless your son and your family. And thank God for Heaven.
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