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Bill Hintz

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William G. Hintz more affectionately known to UW-Stout members of Sigma Pi Fraternity as "Colonel Von Hintz" died October 30, 2014 in South Milwaukee while celebrating his birthday with immediate family members. According to family members he was enjoying a large steak dinner and glass of Jameson when he suffered a heart attack. Bill was a three time cancer survivor. Services were held Thursday evening November 6, 2014 in South Milwaukee.

Bill served two tours of duty during Vietnam in the late 1960's with the US Marines and was involved in heavy combat in the infamous Na Trang valley earning two Purple Hearts. At the funeral services a letter from a Marine "battle buddy" told of Bill's heroism in running with a bag of grenades and taking out several Viet Cong machine gun nests during one of many battles he was involved with. In later years Bill traveled for many years to the Philippines for unit reunions with his USMC "fire team".

Bill earned his BS Degree from UW-Stout in 1975 after surviving several years at 317 Park Avenue and later earned a Masters Degree in Engineering. He worked in several top secret engineering positions with Boeing, McDonnel-Douglas, and several other large military contract aircraft firms with family members not knowing where he was stationed for many years. He retired in early 2000's and was living in South Milwaukee.

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