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  SSG Joseph Edward Hill    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"

How Company
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II

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

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SSG Joseph Edward Hill, 06925949, who died in the service of his country on January 10th, 1943 in Guadalcanal. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Joseph was 26 years of age. He was from North Carolina.

The decorations earned by SSG Joseph Edward Hill include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Joseph died on Hill 27

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: C, 1253

(From the Asheville-Citizen Times, May 11,1943)

Sergeant Joseph E Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B Hill of Alexander, NC, left his place of shelter under mortar fire on Guadalcanal, January 10,1943, and ran to render first aid to a wounded officer. He was killed an instant later by another shell.

Saturday morning at 10 A.M. Brigadier General John T Kennedy, commander of Fort Bragg, will present the Silver Star awarded posthumously to Sergeant Hill to his mother, Mrs. Lola Hill, in an impressive ceremony at the First Baptist Church.