Hines Jr., William J

Rank: Private

Unit: 2d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)

WWII PH Medal

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal

Enlisted: 14 January 1942 in Fort George G Meade, Maryland

Date of birth: 24 April 1918

Hometown: Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Occupation prior to enlistment: Semiskilled occupations in mechanical treatment of metals (rolling, stamping, forging, pressing, etc.).

High School: 2 years of high school

Married: Yes

Campaign: WWII

Died: 21 February 45

Age at death: 26

Cause of death: Killed in action

Location of fatality: Manternach, Luxembourg

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Place of interment: Luxembourg American Cemetery in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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