Thursday, July 14, 2005

Army Pfc. Timothy J. Hines Jr.

Remember Our Heroes

Army Pfc. Timothy J. Hines Jr., 21, of Fairfield, Ohio.

Pfc Hines was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 14 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of wounds sustained on June 19 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Baghdad

Tim Hines, a 2002 Cincinnati Christian School graduate, was mortally wounded in Iraq on Father’s Day when his convoy was attacked by a roadside bomb along an Iraqi highway. He died nearly a month later at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and was interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.

Mrs. Hines is showing people she is doing fine, although she does stay up at times thinking of her best friend and husband.

“My kids take up a lot of my time and they are extremely important to me. Around them and other people, I put the smile on my face,” Hines said. “There are highs and lows. There’s nothing I can do with what happened this year. I can keep getting through each day; to live life to its fullest.”

Hines said she will visit her husband’s gravesite this holiday without her children because, “How do you explain to your 3-year-old where you’re going and what you’re doing?”

Katy and Tim Hines had two children together, Lily and Noah, 4 months. She gave birth to Noah a month after Tim died.

“I can’t let the kids miss on a Christmas,” said Hines, about the importance of the holiday this year. “We put up a tree with Lily, and she helped me decorate it.”

It didn’t seem right not to hang Tim’s stocking, either, she said.

“It’s never going to be the same. My life and my kids’ life should not be brought down because of what happened. We’re not getting over it, we’re just getting through it.”

Army Pfc Timothy J. Hines Jr. was killed in action 07/14/05.


Anonymous said...

My son goes to CCHS, and although we did not know Tim, now that we are a part of the CCHS family, we went to the funeral. it was very moving.

The coolest thing was just before the service began, about 500 people outside held ballons, and let them all go in unison. It was as if we all were "letting go" of Tim... since we know he is now with God. The service, and the grieving are for those who remain.

Tim was obviously loved by many, and will be greatly missed. We thank God for him, and his willingness to serve and defend our freedom.

Anonymous said...

Its 11/11/11, Veterans day, and I want to thank you and the Hines family for your service. I had the opportunity to serve with Hines and still remember and will always remember they day our company found out you passed away. You are not forgotten. Thank you, for being a hero.