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Hickman Playground

Veterans Ave. between E. 66 St. and E 68 St.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This playground honors Captain Vincent Hickman (1933-1964), a soldier from Brooklyn, who served as a pilot in the Korean War (1950-1953), and lost his life while fighting during the Vietnam War (1964-1975).

Raised in Flatlands, Brooklyn, Vincent Hickman attended St. Francis Xavier High School in Manhattan. Graduating high school in 1951, Hickman joined the United States Air Force to serve in the Korean War. At the war’s end, Captain Hickman returned home and enrolled in Fordham University. Graduating in 1956 with a B.S. in History, Captain Hickman returned to the Air Force. In January 1964, Captain Hickman was sent overseas to assist in the United States efforts on behalf of the southern-based Republic of Vietnam.

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Hickman Playground Weather

  • Wed
    Slight Chance Light Rain then Partly Sunny
    55°F
  • Thu
    Patchy Drizzle and Patchy Fog
    58°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Rain
    59°F
  • Sat
    Showers Likely
    58°F

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