28 July 2005

PVT Derrick Hinely (right), an armored crewman for 1st Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division from Gassaway W.Va., is presented with the Purple Heart Medal by COL David Bishop, 3rd Brigade commander, during a ceremony at Camp Taji. Hineman earned the award for being wounded in combat in Iraq. Pic: SPC Matthew Wester

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was Derrick's 4th grade teacher. I am proud of his accomplishments, but am sorry to report that he was killed in an auto accident upon his return home. Rest in peace.

24 February, 2006 07:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work on Ft. Riley where SPC Hinely was stationed. The Post is having a Memorial service this afternoon, of which I won't be able to attend. I did not know him personally, but it hurts all of us when we lose one of our own, whether due to combat, or, as in Derrick's case, a tragic accident. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

07 March, 2006 22:00  

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