Benjamin Hines

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Ashburn, VA

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant Benjamin Hines enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2006 and served honorably for 13 years, fulfilling a lifelong dream. He was assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, serving as a Rifleman. Hines was KIA while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Ben cherished his time with his fiancée, family, and friends. 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. He was very patriotic, wearing a blue star-spangled- blazer to many social events.

He had an amazing ability to make people laugh. “I believe part of Ben’s purpose in life was to make people smile and light up a room. He made everyone feel like they were his best friend and enjoyed spreading joy in this world. He was goofy, loving, and knew how to break it down on the dance floor. He also was a one-handed clapping pro!” remembers fiancée Anna Steg.

Age: 31

Date of Death: April 08, 2019

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