A bill to name a U.S. post office in Orange for an Army specialist from the city who was killed in Iraq was approved Monday by the House of Representatives.
H.R. 4946 would name the post office at 1075 N. Tustin St. the “Specialist Trevor A. Win’E Post Office.”
“Spc. Win’E’s sacrifice is a loss for his community and our country, but he will not be forgotten,” said Rep. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, the bill’s author. “This post office will serve as a way to carry on his legacy and remind future generations of the importance of selflessness and honor.”
Win’E was born Sept. 24, 1981, and graduated from Calvary Chapel High School in Santa Ana in 2000. He attended Concordia University Irvine and installed chemical operating systems before enlisting in the U.S. Army on May 1, 2002.
Following basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and training as a petroleum supply specialist at Fort Lee, Virginia, Win’E was assigned to the Petroleum Platoon in the 24th Quartermaster Supply Company at Fort Lewis, Washington.
In November 2003, the 24th Quartermaster Supply Company was scheduled to deploy to Iraq. Win’E was assigned to South Korea but approached his commander to request he deploy and serve alongside his fellow soldiers in the unit.
Win’E was granted the request to continue with the 24th Quartermaster Supply Company to Iraq. He was in the lead truck of a convoy in Tikrit, Iraq, on April 30, 2004, serving as a turret gunner when the convoy was attacked by multiple roadside bombs.
Win’E was severely injured and died the following day, exactly two years after his enlistment. He was 22.
“This young man’s bravery and courage is an inspiration,” Correa said. “When given the opportunity to serve, Spc. Win’E volunteered to go where he was needed most. He put his country and his fellow soldiers first. He is an honor to his country.”