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  • Date of Birth:4/6/1948
  • Date of Casualty:8/15/1968
  • Home of Record:MASSAPEQUA
  • County of Record:NASSAU COUNTY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CWO
  • Panel/Row:48W, 17
  • Casualty Province:BIEN HOA


  • Date of Birth:2/17/1948
  • Date of Casualty:8/15/1968
  • Home of Record:ST MARYS
  • County of Record:CAMDEN COUNTY
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:48W, 18
  • Casualty Province:BIEN HOA


is honored on Panel 48W, Row 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/19/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LTC Terrin Dinsmore Hicks, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Thank you Major Terrin D.Hicks

    Posted on 10/16/13 - by John Anderson
    Thank you Terrin. I have worn a bracelet in your honor since 1970 and will not remove it until you are back on American soil. Thank you and your family for your sacrifices.
  • Not forgotten, even by a stranger

    Posted on 8/20/13 - by Cathy Finegan
    I wore his bracelet throughout my college years 1970-1974 and like many others kept this bracelet in my jewelry box. I could not bear giving up on him and always wondered if he was found . I'm saddened to learn that he has not I will continue to think of him and your loss.
  • Remembering Terrin Hicks

    Posted on 7/7/13 - by Andrea Bauman
    I have a POW_MIA bracelet from 1968 that I have kept over the years. It was emotional to read these memories, especially the one written by his son. My 12 year old granddaughter recently went to Wash DC with People to People organization. I asked her to look up Terrin Hicks name on the Vietnam War memorial. She was so excited to find it and sent me a picture. I appreciate what he and so many others did for us many years ago. He was a brave, courageous, handsome man. I'm proud to have his bracelet.
  • When I See the POWMIA Flag I Think of Terrin Hicks

    Posted on 3/18/13 - by Mary K Brown mkb345@verizon.net

    As a teenager, I wore his MIA bracelet. At the age of 53 I still remember his name and think of it from time to time. I have discarded many keepsakes over the years, but not that MIA bracelet. Remember the individuals that suffered, still suffer, lost their freedom and lost their lives. They wanted to get back home alive, tried to do their best for their fellow soldiers, and serve with honor. They remind us how precious our own lives, and the people in it, really are.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/15/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Terrin has a Military marker in his memory at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Terry Hicks Memorial Foundation

    Posted on 1/28/10 - by Theodore C. Parker, Jr. Classmate btparker1@msn.com

    Every Year at Montgomery Blair HS. Silver Spring, MD.

    A scholarship is given in Terry's Name. 2010 will be 29 years of awards.

    Sponsor: Class of 1954

    Info: Ted Parker



  • bracelet

    Posted on 9/12/07 - by Donna Grabs donnag9858@sbcglobal.net
    I just started wearing his bracelet on the Sept. 8. 2007. I will wear it with honor till he comes home to his family once again.
  • To the family of Terry Hicks

    Posted on 8/10/05 - by Thomas R. Turnquist tom_turnquist@hotmail.com
    My father, Reed Turnquist, and Terry were friends together at the University of Colorado. I wore Terry's MIA bracelet every day from October 1993 until late 2004, when I began wearing KIA bracelets of two soldiers killed in Iraq that bear the same first names as my sons. I gave Terry's bracelet to my father. He has always spoken very fondly of Terry and of their friendship.

    Warmest regards from my family to yours.

    Tom Turnquist,
    Englewood, CO
  • Met a Hero's Son The other Day...

    Posted on 6/21/05 - by Kristi Lade (Friends Working To Free Scott Speicher) bakkl@aol.com
    A few nights ago a friend of mine and I had the honor of meeting this Hero's Son. When I found this picture my heart was taken aback by how much they look alike. I will NEVER forget seeing Kevin, Terrin's Son, stand while his Father's name was being read aloud at a dinner for POW/MIA's. Words fail me... God Bless You Kevin. I will not forget you or your Father ever. We will keep you and yours in our hearts and prayers until your Father's mission is complete. He is a Hero and we were honored to have met you.
  • In Gratitude

    Posted on 6/21/05 - by Angela Santana webmaster@freescottspeicher.org
    I met Terrin's son Kevin at a National League of Families candlelight dinner on Thursday, June 16, 2005. Seeing the returned POW's at that meeting, speaking with family members of those lost, was such an honor that I barely have the words to express my gratitude. These men, their families and loved ones, all gave so sacrificially... and I am one of many who stand together to say thank you. From the bottom of my heart, and with all I have, I send out deepest thanksgiving. For it is such sacrifices as you have all made that make this nation what it is -- Free. "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you..." (Philippians 1:3) May God be with all who serve; those who came home and those who did not. And may God hold in the palm of His hand those who continue to suffer the sorrow of not knowing what has become of their loved one. May your search be over soon.
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 2/16/03 - by Candace Lokey
    I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

    We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

    Candace Lokey
    PO Box 206
    Freeport, PA 16229

    If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

  • In Our Hearts

    Posted on 11/13/02 - by Judy Butts
    To his family: He is not forgotten; but continues to be thought of by those who never knew him.
  • I still wear his bracelet

    Posted on 5/25/02 - by Sue
    What a wonderful gift from a friend who also served in VietNam...a link to this site. I have worn Terrin Hicks' bracelet since 1972 and will continue to do so until he is accounted for - just as I promised when I first put it on. We must not forget those still missing, and we must honor them for their ultimate sacrifice for our country.
  • If I should die...remembrances for LTCOL. Terrin Dinsmore HICKS, USAF...who died so that freedom and justice may live!!!!...THIS SILVER SPRING HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on 2/13/02
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
  • A Special and Loving Man

    Posted on 12/27/01 - by Darlyn George Hugendubler
    We miss you!
  • My Brother and Best Friend

    Posted on 12/13/01 - by Jeanine Ferguson, San Diego, CA
    I remember Terry with much love. I miss his smile, his friendship and constant support. May we always be thankful for those who gave their lives for our country.
  • Thank you from the son of Terrin Hicks

    Posted on 12/4/01 - by Kevin R. Hicks
    I would like to thank everyone that wore my father's MIA bracelet and showed your support for finding the MIA's lost in Vietnam. My sister, Dena, and I are Terry's only children. Here we are 33 years later, and my father is still missing. Our grandmother, Nana (his mom), is still alive at age 92 and still dreams of resolving this issue before her death. The JTF has attempted to excavate three sites in recent years; however, my dad's remains were not found. I believe too many years have passed by the time our government decided to act. The landscape has changed dramatically in that region - as much of the jungle has become farmland or been developed. I'm afraid that any evidence of the crashsite, including my father's remains, may have been moved long ago. I was only 5 when he was shotdown in his F4, so I don't remember much. However, I have been told many stories about him and what a great person he was - an outgoing social guy liked by everyone. I only wish I could have known him through my many years of growing up. It means a lot to me and my family that there are still people out there that remember my father and think of him from time to time. I just wanted to write a note to say thank you for supporting my father (and us) through the years. Thanks again and God Bless.
  • Picture of Terrin Hicks

    Posted on 11/10/01
    Terrin Hicks
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 11/17/00 - by Susan
    I have had your bracelet for 25 years and have seen your name on the Wall. Even though, I never knew you, you are not forgotten.
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 1/22/00 - by Marie
    Someone who wore his MIA braclet
    You will never be forgotten.
  • A Name I Will Never Forget

    Posted on 1/15/99 - by Debbie Brock bacchus1@bellsouth.net
    I wore Terrin Hicks MIA braclet as a teenager. I have often wondered if he was found. Today, decades later, my question has been answered. His name is all I know of him, yet I will never forget him.

    Debbie 1/15/99
  • Someone who wore his MIA braclet

    Posted on 11/16/98 - by KIM

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.