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Frank Hill
Born August 13, 1864(1864-08-13)
Place of birth Hartford, Connecticut
Place of burial Holy Cross Cemetery Yeadon, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Rank Private
Unit U.S.S. Nashville
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Frank Hill (born August 13, 1864) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

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Biography

Hill was born August 13, 1864 in Hartford, Connecticut and after entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as a private.[1]

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 13 August 1864, Hartford, Conn. Accredited to: Connecticut. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Hill displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.[1]

See also

Biography portal
United States Marine Corps portal
  • List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Spanish–American War

References

  1. ^ a b "War with Spain; Hill, Frank". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 

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