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June 5, 2014

Dear Shipmates,


I am saddened to report the death of a fellow mineman, Abe Hinman. Details below.




The 60th Anniversary of D-Day will take place tomorrow. It is estimated that 2,500 Americans and 3,000 other Allied troops died on D-Day. More than 19,000 civilians in Normandy also died in Allied bombing before and after D-Day to soften up German defenses. And Allied air forces lost nearly 12,000 men in April and May 1944 in operations ahead of the invasion, the D-Day Museum says.


Please take a moment to recall the bravery of the heroes who gave their lives for our freedom. Also, those who came back, remember them with fond affection and appreciation for their sacrifice. 




N. CHARLESTON - MNCS, USN (Ret.) Almon "Abe" Burdell Hinman, 80, of North Charleston, SC, husband of Priscilla A. Hinman, entered into eternal rest Sunday June 1, 2014. The relatives and friends of Mr. Almon Hinman are invited to attend his funeral services at two o'clock p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, entombment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday one hour prior at the funeral home. Almon was born June 26, 1933 in Delhi, Iowa, a son of the late Howard M. Hinman and Dorothy Danford Hinman. He retired from the US Navy and Robert Bosch company. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Priscilla A. Hinman; sons: Larry A. Hinman (Charlotte) of Thompson, GA, Lynn A. Hinman (Yongmi) of Woodbridge, VA, Eric A. Hinman (Sue) of Oxford, NC; daughter: Karen Black of Charleston, SC; sisters: Doris H. Helmrichs of Manchester, IA and Lila H. Thorton of Mokwonago, WI; brothers: Leland L. Hinman of Beacher, IL and Lee M. Hinman of Panama City, FL; 12 grandchildren: Katherine Ford, Matthew Hinman, Karen Easter, Hunter Black, Connor Black, Melinda Creel, Cynthia Roberts, Jennifer Ferhm and Daniel Willetts, Jr.; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers: James H. Hinman, Paul E. Hinman and Edwin Hinman. Donations may be made to: Pancreatic Research or Alzheimer's Association Arrangements provided byCarolina Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations, 7113 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29413, (843) 797-2222. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting Visit our guestbook. See more at the web site





Ed was scheduled for back surgery for May 13, 2014 as we mentioned in the last newsletter. I am happy to report that all went well. Ed writes, "Spinal surgery went extremely well! Thanks for all your prayers. I feel great and was home the very next day. Wow! Thanks for all your caring." --Ed








 Room rates for the reunion have changed. October 5 thru 9, 2014 The 

actual days Sun-Mon-Tue-Wed- Thu. Two extra days for $92.00 plus 13.5% tax. $104.32 per day, if you desire to spend additional extra time in Charleston.


Dinner is "BUFFET STYLE"






Respectfully submitted.


Derick S. Hartshorn
Communications Coordinator