From a contemporary press report
Thomas H. Raines, 54, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was a computer program analyst with Logicon Corporation, died July 27, 1998 of injuries suffered in a car accident in Centreville, Maryland.
Maryland State Police said his car swerved off Route 213, four miles south of Chestertown, and flipped over into a ravine. Colonel Raines was a resident of Alexandria, Virginia, who had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1978.
He was born at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was a graduate of Kansas State University and received a master's degree in geology from Tennessee Technological University.
As a young man, he was a sportswriter for the Miami Herald and worked for the Florida East Coast Railroad.
He served in the Army from 1965 to 1988, with two tours in Vietnam with the Corps of Engineers and an assignment in Korea.
After retiring from an assignment in operations research systems analysis, he worked for Logicon Corp. until retiring as a computer program manager in February.
His honors included two Bronze Stars and the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
His marriage to Kay Lim ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Raines of Centreville, Va.; two children from his first marriage, Margaret Anne Raines and Robert Raines, both of Alexandria; and two sisters.
RAINES, THOMAS H., JR., LTC, USA (Ret.)
Of Alexandria, VA, on Monday, July 27, 1998, in Chestertown, MD, husband of MaryEllen Raines; father of Margaret Anne and Robert Lee Raines; brother of Anne Raines Bensinger and Margaret Raines Hammond. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 4 at 9 a.m. at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
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