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Mountain Man Memorial March

Sat April 20, 2024 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US Directions

Staff Sergeant Benjamin S. Hines


Staff Sergeant Benjamin S. Hines, 31, originally from York, Pennsylvania, was killed in action on April 8th, 2019 while conducting combat operations in Parwan Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Ben had always wanted to become a Marine and lived his life and laid down his life for God, Family and Country. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 2006 and had served honorably for 13 years. Ben was assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and served as a Rifleman, Fire Team Leader, and Infantry Squad Leader. His deployments included Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Freedom Sentinel, Afghanistan.

His distinguished career ended in the line of duty after his vehicle was struck by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device on April 8th 2019. In addition to being a Marine reservist, Ben was also a student and worked full-time as a Cyber Security Analyst for Jacobs.
He was also a fan of many things to include Star Wars, Black Rifle Coffee, Juventus & all Pittsburgh sports teams. Ben cherished his time with his fiancee, family & friends, and those who met him were always greeted with his welcoming smile, uncompromising respect, and infectious sense of humor. He was always a selfless individual who put the needs of others before his own. With this foundation, we strive to do just that and to support those who share Ben’s passions of: Family, Patriotism, Faith, and Education. Help us keep Ben’s legacy alive…

“Greater love has no one than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

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