DOUGLAS W HILL
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 100 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS WAYNE HILL

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS W HILL

PANEL / LINE

23E/100

DATE OF BIRTH

02/09/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/21/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LAWTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Comanche County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DOUGLAS WAYNE HILL
POSTED ON 8.1.2019
POSTED BY: Beverly Stecco Aumann

Remembering Doug

Doug was a good friend of my oldest brother Johnny Stecco from Lawton High School. The Hill family lived a block over from our family and would play basket ball at our house. He
Came to our house one day and said he was drafted in the Army and he was going to Vietnam and he would bring My brother a souvenir from Nam. My brother was in his 2nd year of college then. When we heard the news of Dougies passing- our family was absolutely devastated. His Mom and Dad were the kindest people you could ever meet and Dougie was the same. Always think of him and will remember him as long as I live. Fly high with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.5.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Douglas Hill, Thank you for your service as a Medical NCO. Thanks for the lives you saved. Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and we should remember all of you who served. Watch over the USA, it still needs your courage. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2017
POSTED BY: Bob Gordon, U.S. Army

My Namesake

Doug was my mother’s cousin and her best friend growing up in Oklahoma. She loved him and treasured their friendship so much that she gave me his name for my middle name. I have served a career in the Army and am so proud to be named for such a brave, selfless, and kind soul.
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POSTED ON 7.22.2013
POSTED BY: Spec. Charles H. Snipes HHT 3/11 ACR 1966-67

He Took My Place

Douglas was without a doubt one person who was instilled with strong moral values. I watched as some tried to get him to change his values but his upbringing won out over corrupt men.

We were friends and combat companions. I was the Track Commander and while under fire I told Douglas to throw our track driver on the ground and Douglas most likely saved his life for he was wounded.

As the end of July 1967 approached I received orders to return to the US and Douglas was to take my place in L troop. They left base camp and not long after the 11th Cav. was ambushed, Douglas was one of 26 casualties; I carried men back and forth to the hospital to give blood. I identified Douglas as one of the casualties.

I have never forgotten that day nor Douglas I always remember him about this time of the year and I wear my Military Medals more so in remembrances of Douglas than for myself. He took my place that day and I always liken it to when Christ took my place on Calvary. I shall always be thankful to a Highly Principled Young Solider who served his country and gave the ultimate sacrifice. My greatest regret is that I was unable to accompany him home and tell his family these things in person.

I have tried for years to find information but was unsuccessful. I thought I would try one more time and this web page came up on Google. I do have a photo of Douglas.
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POSTED ON 7.21.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Douglas Wayne Hill, 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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