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Let Dr. Hintz have his horse

June 2, 2012
The Journal

To the editor:

Much has been written about Chammy the horse. When we moved to New Ulm in 1955, Chammy's caretaker's father led the parades on his horse. He was a dentist and father to Dr. Charles Hintz, a semi-retired oral surgeon who had served in the Navy as a dental technician attached to the Marine Corps as an enlisted man prior to dental college.

I had knee replacement surgery scheduled when a dentist noticed a suspicious spot under my tongue. I needed quick action by an oral surgeon or no knee surgery. Charlie saw me at his office on a cold December Sunday afternoon. His quick efforts allowed me to get the knee surgery as scheduled.

As a former Marine, I say, "Let this Navy veteran enjoy his semi-retirement with his beloved aged horse."

Allen Affolter

New Ulm



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