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World War I - U.S. Army

Ralyn M Hill

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H, 129th Infantry,
    33d Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 7, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Donnevoux, France
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 machine guns and artillery, but he successfully accomplished his mission and brought his man to a place of safety, a distance of several hundred yards.
Medal of Honor Recipient Ralyn M. Hill
Medal of Honor Recipient Ralyn M. Hill
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 22, 1919
    Ettelbruck, Luxembourg by General John J. Pershing
  • Born: May 6, 1899, Lindenwood, Ogle County, IL, United States
  • Died: March 25, 1977, Abilene, KS, United States
  • Buried: Abilene Cemetery (MH) (22-14-11) , Abilene, KS, United States

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