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CMOHS.org - Corporal HILL, RALYN M., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

HILL, RALYN M.

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H
Division: 129th Infantry, 33d Division
Born: 6 May 1899, Lindenwood, Ill.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Oregon, Ill.
G.O. Number: 34
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Donnevoux, France, 7 October 1918
 
 


HILL, RALYN M. Photo
 
Citation

Seeing a French airplane fall out of control on the enemy side of the Meuse River with its pilot injured, Cpl. Hill voluntarily dashed across the footbridge to the side of the wounded man and, taking him on his back, started back to his lines. During the entire exploit he was subjected to murderous fire of enemy machineguns and artillery, but he successfully accomplished his mission and brought his man to a place of safety, a distance of several hundred yards.