Hinman, Dwight Earl


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 14-Dec-1944

Hometown: Belmond, Iowa

Marital status: Married to Kathy A. Hinman

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 19-Sep-1966

Start of tour: 30-Aug-1967

Incident date: 19-May-1968

Date of casualty: 23-Jun-1968

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Dwight Earl Hinman died from pneumonia secondary to wounds received while passenger on military vehicle on combat operation when hostile booby trap detonated. Individual admitted to military hospital (12th Evacuation Hospital, Cu Chi) and placed on the Very Serious Injury (VSI) list. Evacuation to Japan admitted to a military hospital placed on Very Serious Injured (VSI) list and later expired.

Four Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Donnie Biarum
SP4 Dwight Earl Hinman
PFC Stanley A. Schroeder
SP4 George Owen Spangler

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam, XT 515 006

Place of interment: Belmond Cemetery, Belmond, Iowa, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 55W 021 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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