Hill, John W, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 745, 4th Raider Bn/O Company
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Alpine
Last Address
Box 1041, Alpine, Texas

Casualty Date
Jul 01, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section S, Grave 50

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 000
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SD4th Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 521, 8th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1943, 745, 4th Raider Bn/O Company
  1943-1943, 745, 4th Raider Bn/O Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 01 Jul 1943, during offensive operations against Imperial Japanese Forces in the vicinity of Viru Harbor on New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
HILL, John W., PFC 521/745(Rifleman)                     SN: 462058
Born: 13 Jul 1924 Texas
Enlisted USMCR: 15 Sep 1942 (Home of Record: Box 1041, Alpine, Texas)
Died: 01 Jul 1943 (KIA, Viru Harbor, New Georgia Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX (Section S, Grave 50)
 
8th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Sep 1942 Pvt, 8thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "15Sep42; 18, jdfr SRD"  
Oct 1942 Pvt, 8thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA
Nov 1942 Pvt, 8thRecBn, RDep, MCB, San Diego, CA "?, trans by S/Rs fr USMCR Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); to CasCo, FMFTC, Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif."
 
Company B, 4th Raider Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co B, 4thRdrBn, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA "19-25, spl temp det d abd US naval vessel conn amph trng"
Company O, 4th Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, FMF, In the Field
Apr 1943 Pvt, Co O, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (Espiritu Santo, N.H.)
Jun 1943 PFC, Co O, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "20, emb abd USS Dent (APD-9) at Tetere, Guadalcanal, B.S.I. and sailed therefrom same date; 21, arr and participated in the occupation of Segi Point, New Georgia, B.S.I.;  27, emb in rubber boats at Segi Point, New Georgia and debarked on 28 at Regi Village, New Georgia; 29-30, participated in the seizure and occupation of Viru Harbor, New Georgia, B.S.I."
Jul 1943 PFC, Co O, 4thRdrBn, 1stMarRdrRegt, FMF, In the Field (New Georgia, B.S.I.) "1, killed in organized action against the enemy while participating in the seizure and occupation of Viru Harbor, New Georgia, B.S.I.; GO#20 does not apply, Char Exc.; Remains interred at Viru Harbor Cemetery, Row 1, Grave 5, New Georgia, B.S.I."
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
   
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