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March 14, 2012

Council gives 1st approval to Hines race

NEWBURYPORT — City officials Monday night approved a first reading to permit a 5K road race to raise money in honor of Lt. Derek Hines.

The City Council unanimously supported a "First Lt. Derek Hines Soldier Assistance Flag Day 5K" for Thursday, June 14.

Hines attended Immaculate Conception School, Nock Middle School and St. John's Prep in Danvers before attending the U.S. Military Academy.

He was an excellent athlete and captained the West Point hockey team his senior year.

Upon graduating in 2003, Hines completed Ranger and Airborne School. He was deployed to Afghanistan.

In early September 2005, Hines was fatally shot while conducting security operations in Baylough, Afghanistan.

The Hines family has created the 1st Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund in his honor.

He is survived by his parents, Steve and Susan, and younger siblings, Michael, Ashley and Trevor.

The assistance fund was created to provide financial aid to Massachusetts soldiers and their families who have incurred serious career-ending and life-altering injuries while on active duty.

The 5K race, if approved by the council on a subsequent reading as expected, will help raise funds for this foundation.

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