Sep. 25, 1946 Upper Lake Lake County California, USA
Sep. 26, 1967 Quang Nam, Vietnam
US Navy Corpsman Paul Wayne Hill, Vietnam Veteran and native of Upper Lake, California
US Navy Hospital Corpsman Paul Wayne Hill was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Navy Reserve, HN Hill served our country until September 26th, 1967 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Paul died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Paul was born on September 25th, 1946 in Upper Lake, California. HN Hill is on panel 27E, line 016 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 2 years.
Paul Hill was a good man, who faithfully served his country. He has simple dreams of one day settling down with a wife and family in his hometown. I still remember partying with him at Treasure Island shortly before he departed for Vietnam and his fate. We had a great time and none of us had any idea what was really happening. Paul found out when he arrived and became a target of the enemy as a medic, the day after his birthday and only shortly after he arrived for duty. Whenever I'm home in Upper Lake visiting my mother and family, I usually saunter up to the nearby cemetery to check the graves of loved ones. Paul's marker is there among other fallen war heroes and he will never be forgotten. Don Hansen, email@example.com Close friend, 303 Wayside Drive #257, Turlock, CA 95380 USA Memories.
Hello, Paul and I served together at the reserve station at Lake Mendocino. It came a as shock to me that we had lost Paul. I didn't find out about his passing until I had returned from Vietnam, in late January 1968. I have visited the wall a few times and always search him out. The last time I saw him, after a reserve meeting, we were both traveling North on 101, me to Willits and him to the lake, he took the Hwy 20 turnoff, and I watch his taillights until he went out of sight. His little car was quick. Paul was great person, and he knew he was entering a toss of the dice with Vietnam, but we were all so young then. Thank you for letting me say hello. Fritz Diesel Engineman-(E5) Second Class. Dean Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org, Reserve Unit The Lake, 8700 West Lane, Space #207, Stockton, CA 95210-2294 USA
Served Together, in Vietnam, 1967: Memorial Day, 2008 - A Time to Honor, Remember and to give Thanks. I would like to take a moment and reflect on your service and your sacrifice in the service and protection of our great country. Your service, sacrifice, honors and courage, has protected the American people and has preserved our Freedom. I salute you. Oscar DeLa Garza, email@example.com.
I was so shocked to learn of Paul's death. It was so soon after both of us were sent to Vietnam. I didn't learn about Paul until my return. We were in the same Reserve Unit at Lake Mendocino. I will never forget him, always remembering him. The last time I saw him, he was in his car, heading home to Upper Lake, on that last Wednesday before we went active, and later in person at TI. RIP my friend, until we meet again my brother. Dean E.
Will visit the traveling Wall today: My two grandsons (8 & 5) will visit the traveling Wall with me today & help me make a tracing of Paul Hill & George Silva's names. Peace to you Brothers. Jerry Barney 9th Infantry Div 9th Signal Bn, Vietnam 1966-1967, Jerry Barney, Home town friends, Upper Lake, CA. firstname.lastname@example.org.
He served as a Hospitalman with Headquarters and Services Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF, United States Navy.
He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Medical Corpsman Badge, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.