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
Fred & Gayle Lochner - Nov 28th, 200410
We just read about the cooling vests which you have been sending our military people in the name of your son, Trevor. My wife and I decided this would be the best Christmas gift that we could give to anyone, even though we won't know the recipient. Our checks go out in tomorrow's mail.
Tim & Susan Shanahan - Nov 28th, 20049
ear Debi, Rick and Family:

What an uplifting and inspiring story in the OC Register today. I read it with tears in my eyes, but at the same time, felt an uplifting feeling in the knowledge that there are courageous people like Trevor that give their all for us and the USA. We are truly blessed to have citizen soldiers like him and a great Commander-in-Chief that truly cares about our soldiers.

I am mailing a check today for a Cooling vest as a small, but important tribute to Trevor and all of our armed forces.

God Bless you and your family. Trevor is now in good Hands.
Mark & Nancy Stensen - Nov 28th, 20048
Dear Debbie & Rick,

This morning we read the Sunday paper and seen the wonderful article in the news paper of you, our Angel baseball team buddies and the wonderful things you are doing on behalf of your son Trevor who in our lives is a hero we will never forget. Since you sit in front of us at the Angel games, we clearly remember your absence and wondered why? When we found out your son gave his life for his country, we then new why. Today’s article brought a renewed sense of mourning but with a spiritual lift because a needed good is now blossoming in his memory. Please direct my wife Nancy and me on how we can contribute a small amount of a $100.00 to help keep our boys cooler while they give their lives to protect our way of life in this god forsaken heat overseas? It would be wonderful if there was some way of posting today’s stunning newspaper article on your website for all to see what a great contribution you and your sons memory has forged by helping our troops protecting our country today! Again, Rick and Debbie please accept this small contribution as a token of respect and love for you and your family.
The Fulton Family - Nov 28th, 20047
We read the Register article about Trevor and your family. Our hearts go out to you! We honor your son and your family for his ultimate sacrifice. Our prayers are with you and the other men and women serving our country.

We will be having two Marines, about to be deployed, join us for Christmas dinner. We would like to give them vests as a present. Could we order them through you or should we go to Mist'n Go?

It is very evident that God is turning your sons tragic death into something that is good to help others. May he bless you!
Dorothy Tinaza - Nov 28th, 20046
Your family is so blessed. Your Trevor is with you every day giving you the strength to face each new day.

I was so touched by the article in the OC Register this morning. Somehow it put all of my problems into perspective...oh how small they are compared to what your family and other families are challenged with on a daily bais.

God Bless you and every military family.
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