More detail on this person: Thomas R Hill Mr. Thomas R. Hill spent his childhood in Alamogordo before joining the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After graduating from Alamogordo High School in 1946 he attended Texas A&M University. In 1949 he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was an honor graduate in the class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Vietnam, retiring as a major in 1970. He was awarded the Aviators Badge, the Legion of Merit, six Air Medals, the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Service and Campaign Ribbons. He received his masters degree in 1974 from the University of Texas at Austin in numerical analysis and computer sciences. After moving to Alamogordo in 1990 he became a member of the Alamogordo Search and Rescue Team and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. He is survived by his wife Judith Hill of the family home; three sons, Robert L. Hill of Stillwater, Okla., Captain John M. Hill of Austin, Texas, and James W. Hill of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren Johanna and Jack Hill of Austin; and an aunt Georgia Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his father Herbert Hill, his mother Lorena Hill Miller and a brother, Milford Hill. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Butler officiating. Interment will follow in the Monte Vista Cemetery with military honors to be provided by the Holloman Air Force Base Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Alamogordo Search and Rescue Team and the Otero Couny Amateur Radio Emergency Services.
Burial information: Monte Vista Cemetery, Alamogordo, NM
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