MAJ Rufus "Rusty" E Hinton was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/23/2008 at the age of 74.6 from Cancer
Riverview, FL
Flight Class 60
Date of Birth 04/25/1934
Served in the U.S. Air Force
Served in Vietnam with 37 ARRS in 63-65, 62 WG(VNAF) TEAM 6 in 67-68
Call signs in Vietnam PEDRO 3, COLT
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More detail on this person: HINTON, Rufus Eugene Jr. "Rusty HINTON, Rufus Eugene Jr. "Rusty," a retired U.S. Air Force major and loving and devoted husband and father, passed away November 23, 2008, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Born April 25, 1934, in Whigham, Ga., to Rufus Eugene Hinton Sr. and Alice Mae (Myrick) Hinton, he graduated from Brandon High School in 1951 and joined the Air Force He returned to the area in 1990. Rusty loved airplanes and flying and was a longtime member of EAA 454 and volunteer at the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In. He was a life member of the Florida Air Museum, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association of Florida (VHPAF), Brandon High School Alumni Association, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He was a member of Masonic Lodge 64, Air Force Association and Ye Mystic Air Krewe. Rusty is survived by his wife of 26 years, Jeanette (Jan) Hinton; daughters, Jeanne (Steve) Valentine, Patti (Dave) Jackson and Kathy (Chuck) Spears; sons, Michael (Valerie) Hinton, Gregory (Dinah) Lutz and Kevin Lutz; brothers, Earl (Georgia) Hinton and John Wayne Hinton, and sister, Faye (Buck) McNatt; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His spirit will live on as the memory of his smile, twinkle of his eyes and warmth of his caring touch live on in our hearts and continue to inspire us to emulate his generosity and kindness in our daily lives.

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