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Norman J. Hines

Monday, February 2, 2004

Norman J. Hines, 80, Terre Haute died Friday, Jan. 30 at his residence.

Born Nov. 28, 1923 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Albert and Edna Wolfe Hines.

He was a World War II veteran of the 8th U.S. Air Corps assigned to the 95th Bomb Group 334th Squadron that was downed by enemy fire on May 29, 1944. He was taken prisoner of war at Staleg Luft No. 4 in Germany and held until the liberation on April 25, 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries incurred as well as a Bronze Star for valor.

He also attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and was a member of the West Central Indiana Chapter of Prisoners of War, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 972 and the Leon von Schleppler Chapter No. 9 Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include, his wife, Aline Hedges Hines; one daughter, Anita Hines-Hurst, West Lafayette; one sister, Linda McCarthy, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lester and Chester Hines; and two sisters, Patricia Curran and Alice Gadomski.

Service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at DeBaun Funeral Home in Terre Haute with the Rev. Harold Throckmartin officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. today.