JOHN R HILLS
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

JOHN RUSSELL HILLS

WALL NAME

JOHN R HILLS

PANEL / LINE

5E/34

DATE OF BIRTH

11/25/1925

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/14/1966

HOME OF RECORD

SOUTH BEND

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Joseph County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN RUSSELL HILLS
POSTED ON 2.14.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Major John R Hills was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Pilot, Tactical Aircraft, and was assigned to the 1st Air Commando Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, 13th Air Force.
See https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=80472
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POSTED ON 6.9.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Maj John Hills, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. You are still MIA. Please come home. It was just 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 6.25.2018
POSTED BY: Charles Augur

My Neighbor

I will always remember you and your wife who I knew as Mrs. Hills. I lived next door to the family in Fort Walton Beach. My father was the one who notified Mrs. Hills. One of your sons was my best friend and I remember the day of your family's loss. You were a true inspiration to me. I will always remember You, Mrs. Hills and Rick.
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POSTED ON 11.24.2016

Final Mission of MAJ John R. Hills

MAJ John R. Hills was the pilot of an A-1E aircraft (#52-132665) from 1st Air Commando Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, 13th Air Force, on an armed reconnaissance mission over Laos. While on a third strafing pass on an enemy position his aircraft crashed into the top of a hill in Saravane Province, about 5 miles northeast of the city of Chavane. The aircraft exploded on impact, and MAJ Hills was believed to have died at that time. Search and rescue efforts were conducted without success and the hostile threats in the area precluded any visits to or ground inspections of the site. John Hills was declared Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 2.14.2016
POSTED BY: Don

2016 50th Anniversary Date

Today is Valentines day Major. It's also the 50th anniversary of your passing. We remember visiting your cemetery here in Grand Rapids, Michigan... 'Russ'.
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