Searching for information about Fred D. Winton who was a U.S. Marine at the first battle of Corregidor Island, PI in 1942 when it fell to the Japanese.
Marcus Winton was a paratrooper who died 1945 during the battle recapture Corregidor.
I need to know more about Fred--was he a cousin of Marcus?
Here is some info---
Fred D. Winton
100. Fred D. Winton, PFC, USMC, 269084, swore on Aug 8, 1943, that he saw the dead bodies of Sgt Maj Thomas F. Sweeney, 4th Regt, USMC, and Sgt. George W. Smiley, 4th Regt, USMC, 280838, who were killed in action on May 6, 1942 on Corregidor Island, PI.
BATTLE HISTORY, OPERATION 49 CORREGIDOR ISLAND PI BATTERY D 462d PRCHT F A BATTALION
The morning of the 17th, the machine gun platoons encountered strong enemy resistance, infiltrating Japanese attack the positions of Cpls. O'Donnell and O'Reilly, the attack was repelled by hand grenades.Four Nips were killed during the encounter with no loss to either section.S/Sgt Regester's section was hit much harder.The Nips attempted a Banzai on the gun position.The machine gun was committed; the enemy attacked in force and shot and killed Pfc. Marcus Winton and Oliver Morton who were operating the weapon.Sgt. Regester and Pvt. Nygard manned the weapon and succeeded in stopping the attack; both were slightly wounded by grenade fragments during the struggle.Twenty Japanese were killed in this engagement the prompt action of Pfc. Winton and Morton undoubtedly saved the lives of every man in the squad.