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MSGT Clifford C. Hills

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MSGT Clifford C. Hills

Birth
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Death 11 May 2000 (aged 83)
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 62594591 View Source
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USMC VETERAN- WW2- KOREA- MASTER SGT

MSG Hill, joined the USMC in 1934. He was a 0369 Infantry man From 1945- 1954 he was assigned Fleet Marine force units Stationed at Pearl Harbor, Marine Barracks 1934-1936. stationed in Guam 1937- 1940. Assigned the 1st Raider Bn in 1941- 1945 and from 1945- 1954, Fleet Marine force units._
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(Contributed by FG member Barry C 47806468)


Navy Cross Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Platoon Sergeant Clifford C. Hills (MCSN: 242400), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with Company A, FIRST Marine Raider Battalion, during the landing assault and seizure of enemy Japanese-held Tulagi Island, British Solomon Islands, on the night of 7 - 8 August 1942. When an enemy Japanese detachment penetrated his battalion and was laying down flanking fire into his company's position, Platoon Sergeant Hills, on his own initiative and at the risk of his life, moved forward to within twenty yards of hostile machine guns, and with his automatic rifle, silenced the guns and destroyed the enemy personnel manning them. His daring and prompt action undoubtedly saved the lives of many of his comrades and materially contributed to thwarting the Japanese counter-attack. His great personal valor and loyalty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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