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
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.
Colleen Jensen - Nov 28th, 20045
I read with tears in my eyes your story in the OC Register.

My son is home from a not so dangerous place with the Air Force, but I feel for all out MOMs (Mothers of the Military) out there.

I wanted to invite you to look into the group if you are not already a member. Your experiences and supportive nature would be a great addition.

We are located at groups on aol. If you wish to contact me for futher information, please know I will be glad to receive your questions.

I am currently relocating to this area from Oregon, so money is really tight, but I can sew up a storm, so if you come up with something I can contribute to your organization, please let me know.

We also gather addresses or emails for our troops for letters and cards, etc. We would love to help in that way also.
Victoria Win'E Jones - Nov 25th, 20044
Trevor,

It's Thanksgiving and I just want you to know what a blessing you were in all our lives, you are in our thoughts always, even though it's hard to accept that you were called home to heaven much to early, I take comfort in knowing that we will all be together in God's house when we will have a real Thanksgiving celebration. I love you always.
Randi & Mel - Nov 25th, 20043
Trevor,

It's Thanksgiving, and we were thinking of you all day. We miss you. Somedays we think of all the things you accomplished and how amazing you are. Then we read so many wonderful messages and realize how many people you still touch everyday. You are truely a Hero and we will love you always Cous.
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