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First Name: Walter

Last Name: Hill

Birthplace: Haverhill, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: MA
Middle Name: Newell

Date of Birth: 29 September 1881

Date of Death: 29 June 1955

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served: 1904-1938, 1942-1945
Walter Newell Hill

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Walter Newell Hill

Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Brigadier General Walter Newell Hill (29 September 1881- 29 June 1955) was a U.S. Marine Corps officer who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz.

Walter Newell Hill was born on 29 September 1881 in Haverhill, MA. In 1904, he graduated from Harvard University. Also in 1904, Hill accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

Citation: For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Capt. 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.

Hill advanced through the grades to Brigadier General in 1938. Throughout his more than 40-year career he served in the West Indies, Philippines, China, France in World War I, and in Washington, DC. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1945.

Death and Burial

Brigadier General Walter Newell Hill died 29 June 1955 at St. Albans Naval Hospital in New York City, NY. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 6, Lot 9646-C.

Honoree ID: 2004   Created by: MHOH




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