|Sidney Rae Hinds|
May 14, 1900|
|Died||February 17, 1991
San Antonio, Texas
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1920 – 1947|
|Commands held||Combat Command B, 2nd Armored Division|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (4)
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star (3)
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for United States|
|1924 Paris||Team free rifle|
Sidney Rae Hinds (May 14, 1900 – February 17, 1991) was an American highly decorated officer of the United States Army with the rank of Brigadier General. He was also sport shooter who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Sidney Rae Hinds was born on May 14, 1900 in Newton, Illinois as the son of Daniel C. and Elizabeth Hinds. He spent his high school years in Wahpeton, North Dakota and when he was eighteen years old, he received appointment from Congressman John Miller Baer to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. World War I changed the length of the studies and Hinds graduated in June 1920. He was also commissioned a Second lieutenant in Infantry.
His class of 1920 was very strong, because it produced 49 general officers. For example: Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Clovis E. Byers, Henry I. Hodes, Lawrence J. Carr, Edward J. McGaw, Verne D. Mudge, Richard C. Partridge, Ewart G. Plank, William W. Bessell, Jr., John F. Cassidy, Rex V. Corput, Jr., Francis W. Farrell, William W. Ford, Charles K. Gailey, Joseph E. Harriman, Frederick M. Harris, Sherman V. Hasbrouck, Frederick L. Hayden, Homer W. Kiefer and Maurice W. Daniel.
In 1924 he won the gold medal as member of the American team in the team free rifle competition.
During WW2 he saved the German town Ahlen by believing the German Dr. Paul Rosenbaum who was responsible for the hospital town. In the early 90s the park in front of the station in Ahlen was named after him.
Medals and decorations
Here is the ribbon bar of Brigadier general Sidney Rae Hinds:
- "Sidney Hinds". Sports Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
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