Hill, Gerald Ray


Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Start of tour: 1-Jul-1968

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 18-Aug-1943

Hometown: Linwood, Pennsylvania

Marital status: Married to Dina A. Hill, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 28-Dec-1961

Incident date: 15-Apr-1969

Date of casualty: 4-Jun-1969

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Gerald Ray Hill died as a result of wounds received in Vietnam while commander of a military vehicle returning from a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. He was admitted to a military medical facility, placed on the Very Serious Injury (VSI) list, evacuated to Japan where he was removed from the Very Serious Injury (VSI) and placed on the Serious Injury (SI) list, and then evacuated to the United States where he later expired. / Individual was a track commander on an Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle returning from a combat operation to a night defensive position when engaged hostile force in firefight.  Individual was admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital on 15 Apr 1969 at 1745 hrs and place on Very Serious Injured (VSI) list on 15 Apr 1969 at 1800 hrs.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 395 545

Place of interment: Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 23W 064 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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