35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  CPL Charles Roy Hill Jr    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Baker Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, CPL Charles Roy Hill Jr, NG24529565, who died in the service of his country on November 26th, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Charles was 20 years of age. He was from Mobile, Alabama. Charles' Military Occupation Specialty was 3060-Cook.

The decorations earned by CPL Charles Roy Hill Jr include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Corporal Hill was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 26, 1951. Corporal Hill was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

"In high school he was known as "Roy", not as "Charles". I knew of Roy but not personally. He graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama same as I did in May, 1948 We had over 900 in our graduating class so difficult to know everyone personally. I remember Roy was a tall, lean person and was a very good basketball player. Roy, like so many others his age in Mobile had joined the Alabama National Guard (31st Infantry Division) prior to start of the Korean War. When the Korean War began the 31st Infantry Div. was activated and individuals were sent to Korea as replacements. So many, like Roy Hill, lost their life in combat. Roy worked at the same place as my brother in Mobile prior to being activated. My brother told me that when they received word of Roys combat death, the entire company was saddened by his death." Bill Wright