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VAUGHN M HINES


is honored on Panel 29E, Line 50 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I will never forget you, VAUGHN HINES......

    Posted on 10/9/14
    Vaughn, I will never forget that cold morning when you and I were walking to school in 1960, I had a t-shirt on and you had a jacket. You said good morning to me as we walked together. I was kidding but I asked you if I could wear your jacket and you stopped and took off your jacket. Vaughn you were one of the best guys a man could know. I am bitter Vaughn, I feel you left way too soon. I wish you could have been married, could have had children, could have gone to your children's open house at school, like your Mom and Dad did for you back in 1955. Vaughn, I know what you would say to me right now. You would tell me not to be bitter and upset, you would tell me you are happy and everything is just fine and you would be smiling the whole time. Vaughn it is OK Buddy, you got to see Jesus before a lot of us. good-bye Buddy, see you one of these days, Hey i have a jacket for you...........

    Big Jim
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  • Final Mission of PFC Vaughn M. Hines

    Posted on 5/31/14 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On November 8, 1967, pilot MAJ Lawrence C. Suttlehan and observer PFC Vaughn M. Hines were in an OV-1C (tail #603746, call sign Delta Hawk 5) on an aerial reconnaissance mission off the southern coast of Vietnam. There were numerous naval craft offshore in the area, and the aircraft was observed to make several low level passes over some of them. On one low level pass, the aircraft was seen to start a climb and roll to the left engine in an inverted position. A recovery back to the right was attempted, but the left wing struck the water and the aircraft crashed and disintegrated. One of the naval craft was on the scene of the crash within 2 minutes, but the aircraft had already disappeared beneath the water. There was some floating wreckage and debris which the crew off the boat retrieved. The debris identified the crew of the aircraft as being Suttleman and Hines. Some remains were also recovered and identified as those of MAJ Suttleman. A search for Hines was continued, but proved unsuccessful. An over water/at sea casualty resolution operation was conducted during the period of July - September 1973 to determine the feasibility or desirability of expanding such operations to be used in cases such as this. Based on the combined factors of cost and lack of any positive results whatsoever, the at sea operations were terminated. It was determined that there was no hope of recovering Hines' body. Vaughn Hines is listed with honor among the missing because no remains were found. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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  • ALWAYS REMEMBERED

    Posted on 2/16/14 - by David L. Hine
    Riverside National Cemetery - Riverside, California
    Photo Credit - Gary Jensen ( Find A Grave Website )
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Vaughn M Hines, 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
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  • Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

    Posted on 4/23/10 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
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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.

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