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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 29/09/1881 Haverhill, Massachusetts.  d. 29/06/1955 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21-22/04/1914 Veracruz, Mexico.

 

Hill was born September 29, 1881 in Haverhill, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College in 1904.

 

In February 1904, Hill accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant and advanced through the grades to Brigadier General in September 1938. Throughout his more than 40-year career he served in the West Indies, Philippines, China, and France in World War I. He was recalled to active duty in January 1942, and served at Marine Corps Headquarters until the end of World War II.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Capt. Hill was in both days' fighting at the head of his company, and was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 6 Lot 9646-C

Walter Newell Hill

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