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Walter Newell Hill

Date of birth: September 29, 1881
Date of death: June 29, 1955
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Haverhill
Home of record: Boston Massachusetts

Walter Hill was a student at Harvard University before he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1904, and served continuously on active duty until 1938. He returned to active duty in January 1942, serving throughout World War II and retiring again as a U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General.


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Dominican Republic Occupation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain Walter Newell Hill, United States Marine Corps, for distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914, while Commanding a Company of Marines. Captain Hill was in both days' fighting at the head of his company, and was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 177 (December 4, 1915)

Action Date: April 21 - 22, 1914

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Captain