Hill, James A., COL

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary MOS
00G1-Army General Officer (G1)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Service Years
1943 - 1970
Colonel


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Home Town
Fosters, Alabama
Last Address
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Bruied at Grants Creek Cemetery, Fosters, Alabama.

Date of Passing
Feb 20, 2014
 
Location of Interment
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James A. Hill, Colonel (U.S. Army, Retired), passed away on Feb. 20, 2014, at the age of 94, in Gulf Shores, Alabama. He was born to Samual Mal and Eleanor Foster Hill on January 23, 1920, in Fosters Alabama. He met and married his wife of 67 years while earning his BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Upon graduation in 1943, he received an ROTC commission and directly entered the Army where he had a long and distinguished career, serving in WWII, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War, earning numerous honors and medals for his actions and bravery while participating in such events as the landing on Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge His distinguished military career included serving as Director of Research and Development of U.S. Army's Weapons Command and Director of Maintenance U.S. Army Pacific. He participated in the Honors Flight in May 2013 celebrating and honoring surviving WWII veterans. He is a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and a life member of the American Legion and Military Officers Association of America. After retiring from the military, He and his wife lived in San Antonio, TX and loved to travel and cruise extensively traveling to all continents, except Antarctica. They also enjoyed golf and played some of the world's best and most unusual courses. He was preceded in death by his wife Louise Rollins Hill; sons James Hill, JR. and Thomas Hill; brothers Sam Hill and Richard Hill. He is survived by daughter Sandra Hill Moody and husband Gary Klussman; son Donald Hill and wife Debbie; granddaughters Melissa Daniel & husband Brian, and Katie Hill; grandson Thomas Hill & girlfriend Allison Horner; great-granddaughters Mia, Alex and Chloe Daniel, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law. Interment will be at Grants Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Fosters, Alabama, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 1:30 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors or Disabled American Veterans.

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