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is honored on Panel 20W, Line 57 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/30/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Thomas Allen Hinson, 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
  • Accident Summary on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17800

    Posted on 7/12/11 - by
    The 57th AHC's unit history states the monsoon weather had forced many mission cancellation during the month. Four slicks had departed for a mission and, after accomplishing the mission, header back for Kontum. While enroute the ceiling lowered to 300 feet in rain. Three of the ships made it back safely but the fourth, piloted by WO Eric Bargquist and 1LT James Carr, went IFR and had initiated a surveillance radar approach to the field. On a three mile final to runway 28, contact was lost on radar. An immediate search was begun and, before the weather forced the search to a halt, wreckage was found burning approximately 100 meters below the top of a ridgeline. The two pilots, along with the CE, SP4 Thomas Hinson, and doorgunner, PFC Terry Dees, died in the crash. [Taken from]
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/15/11 - by Robert Sage
    Thomas is remembered by the men of his Basic Training Company, D-5-1 of Ft Polk,LA. He served with 57 AHC, 52 AVN BN, 17 AVN GP, 1 AVN BDE. He is buried at Brookside Memorial Park, Houston,TXx. BSM AM-11OLC
  • Basic Training

    Posted on 5/30/06 - by Billy M. Brown
    We served together in basic training D-5-1, Fort Polk, Louisiana from September 13, 1967 through November 17, 1967. I will always remember Tom, he gave his best.

    Posted on 5/24/06 - by Bill Nelson


    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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