Hinz had the pleasure and honor of hooding his grandson as a D.O. at the Michigan State College of Osteopathy commencement ceremony.
Hinz was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal for service during World War II. He was in France from the invasion of Normandy in June 1944 until the war ended.
Crommett is still alive at age 89. All of his male ancestors died in their 60s, but his osteopathic education has given him healthy guidelines for longevity. He and his wife, Virginia, reside in Seneca, SC.