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Ralph Earle Hines

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  5/26/38
Birth Place:  Long Beach, CA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Protestant
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
Father's Name:  John F. Hines (Rear Admiral, Retired)
Mother's Name:  unknown  
Sibling Names:  John F. Hines Jr.
Marital Status:  Married
Wife's Name:  Elizabeth Florence (Perry) Hines
Offspring Names:  Scott Hines
School Attended:  Homer Street School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/8/48
School Attended:  Wilbraham Academy, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  6/23/50
School Attended:  Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
School Attended:  Hillsboro, Ks  
High School Diploma:  Yes
Diploma Year:  1956
College Name:  Duke University, Durham, NC (1.5 years)
College Name:  American International College, Springfield, MA
Degree Major:  History
Degree Year:  1961
Selective Service Data:
SSS Local Board Number:  81
SSS Local Board Location:  Springfield, MA
SSS Registration Date:  2/21/59  
SSS Registrant Description:  5' 10.5"/158 pounds/brown hair/blue eyes
Military Service Record:
Entry Date:  8/19/61
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Boston, MA
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
Military Branch:  Marine Corps
Military Component:  Regular
Rank:  Captain
Rank Abbrev:  Capt.
Pay Grade:  O3
MOS:  0302
MOS Title:  Infantry Officer
Awards Received:  Bronze Star Medal with " V" device; Purple Heart Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Length Of Service:  8 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  7/18/66
Major Command:  3rd Marine Division (Reinforced), FMF
Sub Command 1:  26th Marines
Sub Command 2:  3rd Battalion
Sub Command 3:  Company I
Army Campaign Number:  4th
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase II
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  2/19/67
Casualty Time:  1335
Co-Casualties:  WIA: 3
Casualty Age:  28
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Other Explosive Device
Casualty Province:  Thua Thien Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Located In Or Near:  Phong Dien District
Body:  Recovered
Burial Location:  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Burial Plot Location:  Section 6, Grave 5789
Burial Date:  3/1/67
Consigned Funeral Home:  Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery
Escort Name:  Capt. Henry J. M. Radcliffe, USMC
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  8th
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  15E
                                                  Line Number:  62

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