RONALD D HINES
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 50 OF THE WALL

RONALD DICKERSON HINES

WALL NAME

RONALD D HINES

PANEL / LINE

1E/50

DATE OF BIRTH

07/13/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/26/1964

HOME OF RECORD

AMARILLO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Potter County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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LEFT FOR RONALD DICKERSON HINES
POSTED ON 4.26.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Ronald Dickerson Hines
Date of birth: 13-Jul-38
Date of death: Killed in Action
Home of record: Amarillo Texas
Status: KIA

Ronald Hines graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1961.
AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Armor) Ronald Dickerson Hines, United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations in the Republic of Vietnam, on 26 April 1964. As an Advisor to an Armored Cavalry Squadron of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, Lieutenant Hines rendered invaluable assistance, sound advice, and encouragement to the Vietnamese elements during an encounter with hostile forces which resulted in a successful operation. Then, as the Vietnamese troop commander was reorganizing his forces and was suddenly felled by automatic small arms fire from a concealed position, Lieutenant Hines unhesitatingly left the safety of the command personnel carrier, raced through the gun fire to render assistance to his Vietnamese counterpart and, upon reaching him, was mortally wounded himself. His personal example, unselfish actions, and courage was an inspiration to the Squadron and encouraged them to pursue their efforts in the defense of their homeland. Lieutenant Hines' conspicuous gallantry is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 25 (July 31, 1964)

Action Date: 26-Apr-64

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Division: Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
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POSTED ON 4.26.2013

Remembering an American Hero

Dear 1LT Ronald Dickerson 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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POSTED ON 2.22.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"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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POSTED ON 12.18.2005
POSTED BY: Vietnam Veteran

Rest In Peace

POSTED ON 4.26.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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