From a contemporary press report:
Jack G. Hines, 83, a retired Colonel in the Army Signal Corps who also had been a project manager with Computer Sciences Corp., died April 2, 2003, at Cameron Glen Nursing Center of complications following a stroke. He lived in Reston, Virginia.
Colonel Hines, a native of Houston, Texas, entered the Army after graduating from Texas A&M University in 1941. During World War II, he worked on communications cover and deception programs with the Signal Security Agency at Arlington Hall Station. He also served on President Franklin D. Roosevelt's staff as signal security officer at the Yalta Conference.
His postwar duties included assignments as a senior electronics instructor and as a military special assistant to the chief signal officer in Washington.
After a succession of other assignments in communications and electronics, he retired from active military duty in the early 1970s as commanding officer of Army Strategic Communications in Washington.
His military decorations include the Legion of Merit.
He worked for Computer Sciences Corp. for 18 years until 1990.
In retirement, he organized a crafts market in Reston, operated a ham radio and served as a docent at the National Air and Space Museum. He also was an avid stamp collector and member of the Ayr Hill Stamp Club. He took part in its program to send packets of stamps to children's stamp clubs across the country.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bernice Hines of Reston; three sons, Mark Hines of Sterling and Robert Hines and Alan Hines, both of Reston; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
HINES, JACK G., Col. USA (Ret.) (Age 83)
On Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Cameron Glen Care Center. Beloved husband of Bernice; loving father of Robert, Alan and Mark. He is also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel Tuesday, May 6, at 11 a.m. conducted by the Rev. David Lough. Interment With Full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Family suggests memorials may be made to Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Dr., Vienna, VA 22180.
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