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First Name: John

Last Name: Hinkel


Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Vincent

Date of Birth: 28 November 1906

Date of Death: 20 November 1986

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
John Vincent Hinkel


John Vincent Hinkel
Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve

John Vincent Hinkel was born on 28 November 1906.

Hinkel was a Washington, DC, public relations counselor and a veteran newspaperman, with an extensive military career. He had a reputation as a lecturer on Arlington National Cemetery as well as other historical subjects.

He wrote the book "Arlington: Monument to Heroes," published by Prentice-Hall in 1965.

Hinkel had been a lecturer on public relations at George Washington University since 1951; he was also author of many newspaper and magazine articles on historical and military subjects.

He was President of the Society of Natives of the District of Columbia and active in the Columbia Historical Society.

Death and Burial

Colonel John Vincent Hinkel died on 20 November 1986. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2634   Created by: MHOH




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