HILL WILLIAM RAYMOND

MAJ William Raymond Hill was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/04/2017 at the age of 80.2
Columbia, SC
Flight Class 60-5
Date of Birth 08/30/1937
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 498 MED CO in 67-68
Call sign in Vietnam DUSTOFF 4
This information was provided by D.W. Porter - obit

More detail on this person: Dr. William Raymond Hill, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.), 80, passed away November 4, 2017 in Greenville, SC at the age of 80. Bill was born August 30, 1937 in Spartanburg, SC and was the older son of the late Frank Hill and Helen Howard Hill. Dr. Hill was an Eagle Scout and had distinguished careers in both the military and civilian sectors. He loved his family, friends, co-workers, and was respected by all who met him. He graduated from Clemson University in 1959 where he achieved many honors including membership in the Tiger Brotherhood, the National Society of the Pershing Rifles, Blue Key National Fraternity, and was named one of the '16 Outstanding Seniors of 1959.' He also obtained a MBA degree from Syracuse University in 1970 and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of South Carolina in 1998. Dr. Hill entered the United States Army as a distinguished military graduate from Clemson and proudly served 28 years as an officer in the Medical Service Corps obtaining the rank of full Colonel. Col. Hill received many military awards including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and several air medals. He served in combat in Vietnam as one of the heroic 'Dust-Off' helicopter pilots. He flew 463 combat hours and helped rescue 370 wounded. In his last assignment, Col. Hill served as the Deputy Commander for Administration, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, at Ft. Jackson, SC. After retiring from the army in 1988, Dr. Hill worked for the State of South Carolina. His last position was the Director of Student Health Services for the University of South Carolina where he received the prestigious Charles F. Bohmann Award for outstanding performance and retired in 2006. Dr. Hill is survived by his wife of 52 years Loretta; son Andrew and his wife Alison of Durham, NC; son Mark and his wife Katie of Greer, SC; grandchildren Nathan, Luke, and Seren; brother George Hill and his wife Sharon of Evans, GA; and many nephews and nieces. Visitation with the family will occur Saturday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Funeral Home, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, S. C. 29609. A memorial service will occur immediately after at 2:00 pm, followed by an internment with full military honors in Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Cure PSP (curepsp.org), or any charity. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodlawn-fh.com. Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2017

Burial information: Woodlawn Memorial Park

This information was last updated 11/14/2017

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