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Hoyt Benjamin Hill, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1920
Lake City
Florence County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1990


Mr. Hill was born in Lake City, SC, June 27, 1920, and graduated from Clemson University in 1941. He served during world War II with the 126th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division, in New Guinea in the Buna Campaign. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Bronze Star for his World War II service.

After World War II, Mr. Hill became employed with the South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs. He was appointed assistant director in 1951 and was appointed director following the retirement of R. Stedman Sloan, Sr., in 1961.

On June 30, 1988, Mr. Hill retired after 44 years of outstanding service to South Carolina veterans and their dependents. Because of his vast contributions to the betterment of life for so many, Mr. Hill received many awards--including the Order of the Palmetto, the highest presentation the State of South Carolina can give--which was presented by Gov. John C. West in November 1974.

Mr. Hill served as president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs for the year 1985.

Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Mrs. Floride Nelson Hill.

Veterans throughout the State of South Carolina and our Nation will miss the dedication of this great man.

Family links: 
  Hoyt B Hill (1884 - 1957)
  Eva Matthews Hill (1882 - 1925)
  Annie Nelson Hill (1919 - 1997)
  Hallie Myers Hill (1911 - 1912)*
  Sara Lou Hill (1913 - 1931)*
  Eva Edna Hill (1919 - 1919)*
  Hoyt Benjamin Hill (1920 - 1990)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: SuzanneTF
Record added: Jan 07, 2013
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