James Marshall Hill

First Lieutenant
B CO, 588TH ENG BN, 79TH ENG GRP, 20TH ENG BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
31 March 1941 - 15 February 1968
Oak Grove, Louisiana
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USARV

20TH ENG BDE
Engineers

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for James Marshall Hill

17 Apr 2002

You served with my father during the war and when I was younger he took me to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington D.C. to find your name. He told me how the two of you had switched jeep positions so that you could be in the front of a convoy to get some pictures of Vietnam as you were driving. A drive that would take you to the airport and eventually home, as your tour had ended. But it was a flight that you would never catch. Were it not for you being in the lead vehicle, it would have been my father who was killed instead. And if that had happened, I would never have come to be. So in a sense, your life and my life are connected. Connected in a strange, convoluted way that only a war could create.

Thank you, Lt. Hill. Thank you for your service to your country, and thank you for allowing others the opportunity to live.

Tim Adkison
155 Chatham Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
ga2idaho2@msn.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

B Company, 588th Engineers, lost four men to an ambush on 15 Feb 1968 -
  • 1LT James M. Hill, Oak Grove, LA
  • SP5 Kenneth L. Fulton, Belleville, MI
  • SP5 Bruce A. Nelson, Malden, MO
  • SP4 Rex F. Tutor, Cleveland, OH


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
the son of a soldier you gave your life for,
Tim Adkison
155 Chatham Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
ga2idaho22@msn.com 
17 Apr 2002



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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