Hinson, Thomas Allen, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 57th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Specialist 4


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Houston
Last Address
Houston

Casualty Date
Jul 27, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 057

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 Unit Assignments
57th Assault Helicopter Company
  1968-1969, 57th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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  We Remember
Posted for: THOMAS ALLEN HINSON:
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.
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email:
rsage@austin.rr.com
Relationship:
Monday, December 13, 2004
  Basic Training
Posted for: THOMAS ALLEN HINSON:
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 by: Billy M. Brown
Email:
bmbrown@grandecom.net
Relationship: We served together
Tuesday, May 30, 2006

 


War Story:
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.

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