Otto Bloom Winchell

Private Otto B. Winchell born February 8, 1929 in Oneida New York and died August 27th, 1950 (aged 21) in North Korea and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida, New York. Private Winchell was a member of the 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Sobuk San Mountain, South Korea on August 27th, 1950. Private Otto B. Winchell was awarded The Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korean War Service Medal. Private Otto B. Winchell was the first Oneidan to be killed in the Korean War and his body was not returned for 11 months. Survived by parents, nine siblings and 3 grandparents. He had been employed by Smith-Lee and was a graduate of Oneida High School.