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First Name: Ralyn

Last Name: Hill

Birthplace: Lindenwood, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Oregon, IL
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 06 May 1899

Date of Death: 25 March 1977

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
Ralyn M. Hill

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Ralyn M. Hill

Corporal, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

Corporal Ralyn M. Hill (6 May 1899 - 25 March 1977) was a U.S. Army soldier who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during World War I.

Ralyn M. Hill was born in Lindenwood, IL, on 6 May 1899 and he entered the Army at Oregon, IL.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company H, 129th Infantry, 33rd Division.

Place and date: Near Donnevoux, France, 7 October 1918.

Citation: Seeing a French airplane fall out of control on the enemy side of the Meuse River with its pilot injured, Cpl. Hill voluntarily dashed across the footbridge to the side of the wounded man and, taking him on his back, started back to his lines. During the entire exploit he was subjected to murderous fire of enemy machineguns and artillery, but he successfully accomplished his mission and brought his man to a place of safety, a distance of several hundred yards.

Death and Burial

Corporal Ralyn M. Hill died on 25 March 1977. He is buried at Abilene Cemetery in Abilene, KS.

Honoree ID: 1773   Created by: MHOH




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