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John A. Hill oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH284

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Hill's experiences about being drafted at 18 and basic training in a machine gun unit in Calif.; being assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and his first impressions of Camp Hale; unable to complete "D" series due to frostbite; being assigned as needed to different regiments, but fought with the 86th Infantry Regiment in Italy; impressions of being in the service.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

John Hill was born in Villa Grove, Ill. on November 12, 1942 and enlisted in the Army on March 18, 1943 at Peoria, Ill. At the time of enlistment, he was unmarried, and had completed four years of high school. Hill recieved basic anti-aricraft artillery training near San Diego, Calif. before joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned as needed to Battery B of the 604th Field Artillery Battalion; Company A of the 727th Antitank Battalion; Company A of the 10th Antitank Battalion. He also served at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy where he fought with the 86th Infantry Regiment. Hill received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in Italy and attained the rank of Corporal. He died in Charleston, Ill. on July 30, 2010.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;John Hill;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

Finding Aid for the John A. Hill oral history,2007[videorecording]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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