Ronald Lee Hill

 

US Army Insignia

United States Army

SP4 Insignia

Specialist Fourth Class

 

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27th Infantry Patch  25th Infantry Division Patch  United States Army-Vietnam Patch
"C" Company, 1st Battalion
 27th Infantry Regiment
 25th Infantry Division
United States Army-Vietnam

 

 

Combat Infantryman Badge

Bronze Star  Purple Heart  National  Defense Medal  Vietnam Service Medal

Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal

 

Fell February 22, 1968

Ronald was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania on the 3rd of July, 1947.  He was one of six children born to George and Pauline Hill.  They moved to the Bethel area where he was active in the Mount Aetna Boy Scout troop, and played baseball with the little league, high school, and Legion teams.  He attended Bethel High School and afterwards worked for the Berks-Lehigh Apple Cooperative.

He enlisted in the Army in January, 1966, and after training was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.  While at Fort Benning he was assigned first to the 199th, and later to the 197th Light Infantry Brigade.  He was then sent to Vietnam and arrived in ciuntry on the 19th of July, 1967.  There he was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division.  He fell while engaged with the enemy near Saigon on Hill 66.  He was listed as Missing In Action for a short time and was then classified Killed In Action.

He was awarded the Bronze Star, three Purple Hearts, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.  He also received the Vietnam Campaign Medal from the Republic of Vietnam.

He was survived by his mother, and step-father, Homer Gassert; two sisters, Patricia and Beverly; and three brothers, Gene, Richard and Donald.

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