THOMAS A HINSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 57 OF THE WALL

THOMAS ALLEN HINSON

WALL NAME

THOMAS A HINSON

PANEL / LINE

20W/57

DATE OF BIRTH

10/01/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HOUSTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Harris County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR THOMAS ALLEN HINSON
POSTED ON 12.5.2021
POSTED BY: Tucker Marlow

To my great uncle who I will never forget

Dear, Thomas you may not know me but i know you because my dad told me about you, and when I discovered the wall of faces it gave me a chance to see who you were. Trust me I will never forget you, may god bless your soul.
with love, your great nephew Tucker Marlow
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POSTED ON 7.4.2021
POSTED BY: Mike butler

My Kontum, Vietnam Roommate

It wasn't a room but a no-door small space for two cots and a small walking area between cots. I remember a good guy, efficient, loyal and dedicated to duty. He once saved the lives of his flight crew when during an attack on our small compound at Kontum, his chopper went airborne to drop 4 foot parachute flairs so we on the ground could see the attacking force. One flair went off inside the helicopter quickly burning through the floor area. Thomas, with bare hands, picked up the burning flair and tossed in overboard. I don't remember if he was ever decorated for that effort but if not, he sure should have been. He saved the lives of his flight crew and his helicopter with his heroic effort.
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POSTED ON 6.13.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Thomas Hinson, Thank you for your service as a Flight Qualified Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice. This week in Flag Day. There is no better way to respect the flag than to honor you all. Watch over the USA, it still needs your strength. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

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
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POSTED ON 7.12.2011

Accident Summary on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17800

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 vhpa.org]
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