Franklin J. Hiner

Posted on January 17, 2017

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Lt Franklin J. Hiner, 1965-66 with Charlie Troop 1/9 Cavalry. As Cpt Frank Hiner, he became a KIA on June 25, 1968 while serving with 240 AHC.

Lt Franklin J. Hiner, 1965-66 with Charlie Troop 1/9 Cavalry. As CPT Frank Hiner, he became a KIA on June 25, 1968 while serving with 240 Attach Helicopter Company.

LT Frank Hiner with that smile of his that was always present.

LT Frank Hiner with that smile of his that was always present.

Nose Art on Hiner's Helicoptor while in C Troop.

Nose Art on Hiner’s Helicopter while in C Troop.

volume-3-36 Co-pilot, Hiner, Wm Clark, Tom Rowe.

News paper Article about the death of Frank Hiner.

News paper Article about the death of Frank Hiner.

Frank Hiner's widow, Cleo being presented with Frank's medals.

Frank Hines’ widow, Cleo, being presented with Frank’s medals.

Frank was awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Bronze Star with “V” device for Valor, Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters annotating several awards Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Aviator Wings.

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I had the great opportunity to talk to Mrs Cleo Hiner with Walt Titchenell along. Walt served with LT Hiner and conveyed a story to Cleo about Frank. Walt had been severely wounded and when he returned from the hospital Lt Hiner came into Walt”s area and told him he could have his (Frank’s) R&R (Rest and Recuperation leave to Thailand. Walt told him that he could not get his money fast enough so he couldn’t go. Frank gave Walt $300.00 and told him he could repay him when he came back and could get to his money.

Walt "Titch" Titchenell and Mrs. Cleo Hiner

Walt “Titch” Titchenell and Mrs. Cleo Hiner

Pat Bieneman and Mrs. Cleo Hiner

Pat Bieneman and Mrs. Cleo Hiner

Meeting Mrs Hiner and her family was a blessing.

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