From a contemporary press report:
Charles Boes Hines, 86, an Army Colonel who retired in 1964 as an intelligence officer assigned to NATO and then taught math and physics at the New Mexico Military Institute, died of leukemia November 1, 2002, in the health care unit of The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Colonel Hines was born in San Francisco. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and received two master's degrees, the first in physics from Columbia University and the second in math at Highland University in New Mexico.
He began his career at Fort Myer, where he worked with horse-drawn artillery. He served in Italy during and after World War II. Later, he worked in assignments related to atomic weapons and with the Joint Strategic Planning staff at the Defense Department.
His honors included a Legion of Merit.
Colonel Hines was a member of the Army Navy Country Club and the Military Order of the Caribou. His interests included duplicate bridge.
His marriages to Margaret Balsley and Mary Ann Atchison ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Charleyrene Hines of Fort Belvoir; two daughters from his first marriage, Margaret E. Hines of Port Townsend, Wash., and H. Marion Solbert of Sacramento; four children from his second marriage, Charles M. Hines of Dallas, Linda A. Zuniga of Roswell, New Mexico, John A. Hines of North Brunswick, New Jersey, and Robert C. Hines of Porter, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.
Note: Colonel Hines was the son of Charles Hines, Brigadier General, United States Army, and is buried in his father's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery (Section 3, Grave 2300-A)
HINES, CHARLES BOES
COL US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/12/1937 – 07/31/1964
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/20/1915
DATE OF DEATH: 11/01/2002
DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/05/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 2300-A – Arlington National Cemeter
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