Gerald William Hill, K/75 Ranger and 173rd Airborne, KIA Jan 7, 1971

Gerald William Hill

SP4 – U.S. Army
E Co, 1st Bn, 503rd Infantry, 173 Airborne Brigade
09 October 1950 – 07 January 1971
Milford, Ohio
Panel 05W Line 31

Hill pic 1Hill grave marker

MILITARY DATA

Service:               Army (Regular)

Grade at loss:   E4

Rank:                     Specialist Four

ID Number:           285482772

Len Svc:               1 to 2 years

Unit:                     E Co, 1st Bn, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade

CASUALTY DATA

Start Tour:         06/06/1970

Cas Date:             01/07/1971

Age at Loss:       20

Remains:               Body recovered

Location:             Binh Dinh, South Vietnam

Type:                     Hostile, ground casualty

Reason:                 Gun, small arms fire

AWARDS

Bronze Star, Purple Heart (x2), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat

Infantryman Badge

GRAVESITE

Flagg Spring Cemetery, Newton, Ohio

Link to Remembrances:    

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23390141

https://www.thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=23192

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/23172/GERALD-W-HILL

 

Russ, 01/13/03

Hello Friend.
I remember our youth. I remember the hours we spent playing step ball on the steps of Buckingham. The times we spent playing wiffle ball, and birdie baseball, tennis ball, and all the other games we made up as young boys living the American dream. I think of you often, and wonder what if. Thank you for being a man at that young age.

 

Thank you for being my friend.

 

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