Peter C. Hains, III

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Peter C. Hains, III
Born (1901-05-11)May 11, 1901
Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
Died July 3, 1998(1998-07-03) (aged 97)
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1924–1961
Rank Major General
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War

Peter Conover Hains, III (May 11, 1901 - July 3, 1998) was an American Army cavalry officer and Major General[1] who competed in the 1928 Olympic games in the modern pentathlon.[2] Hains graduated from West Point in 1924, where he ranked 162nd in his class.[3] Hains' family had a long legacy of military service, with his great grandfather, grandfather, and uncle all serving as high-ranking military officers.[3] Hains', Peter Hains father was involved in an infamous murder scandal in New York City in 1909[4]

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  1. ^ "Peter Conover Hains III". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Peter Hains Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Special Collections: Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy, 1930, Vol 7". United States Military Academy Library. 1930. pp. 1855–1856. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  4. ^ Appel, Jacob M. (2008-08-10). "Murder at the Regatta". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-29.