More detail on this person: Cpt. Gary N. Hinkle was a previous VHPA member who died after his tours in Vietnam, on 07/14/2014, at the age of 68. He died from complications following back surgery. His back was injured in Vietnam after suffering 3 helicopter crashes. One crash was caused by the loss of a tail rotor, and he was shot down twice. He never forgot the feeling of joy he had when he was flying a helicopter.
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