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JAMES GILBERT HILLIARD


is honored on Panel 20W, Line 123 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • For a Brave Marine and American Hero

    Posted on 8/24/16 - by Lawrence M Celani
    I found you on a Mutters Ridge Project I was doing. You died the day before my best friend on that hill. I was saddened your picture was badly worn so I did my best to reconstruct it so it best represented you. I hope it meets with your approval. It is the leat I can do to express my thanks as well as my sorrow over the deaths od so many brave Marines on that awful day in August 1969.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/14/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC James Gilbert Hilliard, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/10/12 - by A Marine

    Semper Fi, Marine.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/27/12 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    James is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Tampa,FL.
  • You are not forgotten. . .

    Posted on 7/23/11 - by Brandy Breese star9356@aol.com
    I never got to meet my uncle Jimmy, but his memory is still alive and beats through mine and my mothers hearts strong.Grandpa taught me this one. . . 'The thundering line of battle stands, and in the air death moans and sings,but day shall clasp him in strong hands, and night shall fold him in soft wings.'We Miss You Jimmy
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