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First Name: John

Last Name: Hindman

Birthplace: May, Brown County, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Anderson County, TX
Middle Name: T.

Date of Birth: 23 August 1921

Date of Death: 03 May 1996

Rank: Major

Years Served:
John Troy Hindman

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


John Troy Hindman

Major, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Department of the Army, General Orders No. 46 (July 2, 1948)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Cavalry), [then Second Lieutenant] John T. Hindman (ASN: 0-1690954), United States Army, for gallantry in action as a member of Troop F, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in the heroic leadership of his platoon in the Philippine Islands on 27 April 1945.
An infantry company, which his platoon was supporting, was unable to penetrate the enemy position which consisted of heavy bunkers and caves located on a hill. Lieutenant Hindman volunteered to lead a platoon attack, coordinated with artillery fire. He reached the foot of the fortified hill under the protection of the concentrated artillery fire and then led his platoon up the slope, destroying the enemy positions, killing many of the enemy, and capturing several machine guns and mortars.
Lieutenant Hindman's heroic leadership was an inspiration to his men and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

NARA Database: Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War, 7/5/1950 - 10/6/1954
Captain John T. Hindman (ASN: 0-1690954), United States Army, was held as a Prisoner of War after he was captured during the Korean War on 14 February 1951 and was held until his release on 5 September 1953 after the signing of the Armistice.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317305   Created by: drjones46




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