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Rachel Hines
Fictional Character
Worldwar
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Upsetting the Balance;
Striking the Balance
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: c. 1918
Occupation: Soldier
Military Branch: United States Army (Race Invasion of Tosev 3)

Rachel Hines was a cavalry trooper in the United States Army, under the command of Rance Auerbach during the Race Invasion of Tosev 3.

Hines was from Lakin, Kansas. She and several citizens were rescued and then drafted by Auerbach's unit. Hines was vindictive about her captivity, and was pleased at the opportunity to shoot at Lizards.

Hines and the unit moved on to Lamar, Colorado. Here, Hines, in Auerbach's view, blossomed. However, many in officers were hesitant to send a woman into combat, a fact that rather frustrated Hines. Nonetheless, she convinced the senior officer, Colonel Morton Nordenskold (who had attempted to grope her) to let her enlist.

She was part of the unit that hunted down and killed Jens Larssen. During that mission, Larssen shot off the top digit of her ring finger. Her scream at the injury confused Larssen, who believed Hines was his former wife, Barbara. Auerbach was able to shoot Larssen dead.

Hines was part of a failed mission against Lizard forces entering Colorado. Auerbach was injured. He refused to let Hines carry him back to U.S. lines.

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