THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Ralph Earle 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/Memorial: 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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