John Vincent Hinkel – Colonel, United States Army

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He wrote the book “Arlington: Monument to Heroes,” published by Pentice-Hall in 1965. The book jacket reads:

“Colonel John V. Hinkel, USAR, Retired, is a Washington, D.C. public relations counselor and a veteran newspaperman, with an extensive military career and a reputation as a lecturer on Arlington National Cemetery as well as other historical subjects. A lecturer on public relations at George Washington University since 1951, he is 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.”

He was born on November 28, 1906 and died on November 20, 1986. He is buried in Section 7-A of Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to the Memorial Amphitheater.

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