Esley LeRoy Hill

Army Badge
  • Name: Esley LeRoy Hill
  • Location of Birth: Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 17, 1950
  • Date of Death:
  • Parents: Matt N. and Mildred T. Hill
  • High School and Class: 12th grade
  • College: 2 quarters of college
  • Highest Rank: SPC 4 (Specialist 4)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 22, 1970
  • Place Sworn In: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: January 10, 1972
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    July, 1970 Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
    Advanced Individual Training (Artillery) at Fort Hood, Texas 13A10
    April, 1971 January, 1972 Headquarters 23D Artillery GP United States Armed Robotic Vehicle - Vietnam
    April, 1971 January, 1972 Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6th Battalion/27th Field Artillery Regiment A-K
  • Military Awards:
    National Defense Service Medal
    Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device
    Vietnam Service Medal with 2 stars

  • Military Highlights:
    Enjoyed traveling, seeing different places. Marching and hearing the voices off the buildings when we marched. Sounded powerful. Meeting people.

    13A10 Artillery Field on 175 self propelled guns and 8" field artillery fire bases Anloc - Loc-nihn-Wade-Short Mattil in Cambodia or on the border of Cambodia.

    Feeling proud. Most important thing in my life, besides marrying my beautiful wife and having children and a grandson.

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Era and Indochina

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Very proud to have served, but very, very happy to be home. Proud to serve with the men I did serve with. Thank you!

    Continued working and got married. We have two lovely daughters--one works for NASA and the youngest one works as an LPN. I am very proud of both of them. I'm proud of my loving wife. Retired after 43+ years working on heavy equipment for the mining company. Now traveling to Florida for four months out of the year.

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