LTC Robert "Richey" R. Hinton was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/06/2016 at the age of 76.4 from Cancer
Collierville, TN
Flight Classes 66-8 and 67-4
Date of Birth 03/29/1940
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/2/20 ARA 1 CAV in 67-68, COMMAND AVN CO in 70-71
Call signs in Vietnam BLUE MAX, LONG TRIP
This information was provided by Steve Borden

More detail on this person: LTC Robert Richey Hinton (USA Ret) died on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House after a battle with cancer.

He leaves his wife Sigrid Hinton; his son, Jens Hinton and his wife, Terri Hinton; his daughter, Silke Hinton Cook and her husband Chance Cook; his son, Robin Hinton and his wife Nicole Hinton; his grandchildren Alex Hinton, Kristen Colindres, Cameron Hinton, and Katherine Hinton; and his great grandchildren Sofia Colindres and Kai Hinton. Born and raised in Collierville TN, the son of James Karr and Catharine Richey Hinton, Mr. Hinton graduated from Collierville High School in 1958. He attended Duke University, graduating with a degree in History in 1962. Mr. Hinton joined the US Army in 1963 where he had a distinguished career as an aviator in the 101st Airborne Cavalry, rising to the rank of LTC. He was stationed in Wagenfeld, Germany where he met his wife, Sigrid Hinton. Richey and Sigrid were married in 1968 in Collierville, TN. He served two tours in Vietnam where he earned two distinguished flying crosses, a bronze star and multiple other commendations. Richey was stationed on various military bases during his military career including those in Oklahoma, Texas, Iceland, and Germany. After retiring from the Army in 1985, Mr. Hinton was a commercial airline pilot based in both Memphis and Switzerland. He retired from flying in 1998. Mr. Hinton was an avid dog lover and follower of Duke basketball. A Memorial Service will be held for family and friends on Wednesday, August 10 at 2pm at Collierville Funeral Home. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Collierville Animal Services, 559 E. South St. Collierville, TN 38017 or the Memphis Humane Society.

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