Army Badge
  • Name: Wayne William Hill
  • Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 15, 1916
  • Date of Death: May 24, 2002 (86 years old)
  • Parents: Frank Hill and Hilma (Lantinen) Hill
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: June 2, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: September 26, 1944 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge: Moore General Hospital - Swannanoa, North Carolina
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    Feb 11 1943 Nov. 19 1943 Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Military Awards:
    Bayonet Expert-Sharpshooter - Entitled to Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon

  • Military Highlights:
    Wayne was an Army veteran of World War II. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

    Information from the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Wayne William Hill
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 24
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: May 15, 1916
    Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Inter State Iron Company
    Height: 5' 6"
    Weight: 140
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Frank Hill (father)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Wayne was a lifelong resident of the Calumet, Minnesota area and attended the Sand Lake School.

    He and Ellen Eklin were married February 2, 1942, in California.

    Wayne had been a truck driver and washing plant operator for Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company, retiring in 1981 with 35 years of service. He also was a tailor, a logger and farmer and was an avid fisherman, hunter, and gardener.

    Wayne was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Calumet Senior Citizens.

    He is survived by his wife, Ellen; three children, Duane (Donna), Leonard (Terri), and Sally (Michael) Sushoreba; six grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Benson.

    Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank and Hilma Hill and two brothers, Uuno and Sulo.

    Wayne died following a courageous battle with cancer. He is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota. (First Addition, Block 150)

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