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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: May 31, 1920
Date of death: October 1, 1945
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

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From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Horace Milton Hill

McNeal, Arizona

Horace gave up farming in Southern Arizona to carry out his ambition to graduate from the Naval Academy. Although he had never seen the ocean before, or a warship, "H.M." became a true lover of the Navy, and was always ready with any of the latest news about it. Though he had never tried his hand at athletics before, he soon learned to put his rugged 195-pound frame into good use in crew and football. Having his O.A.O. in nearby Washington, Horace enjoyed to the utmost every dragging weekend. "Always ready for a frolic or a fray," Horace hoped to do his fighting from the deck of a cruiser.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Life & Loss

Unable to find much information about Horace's life or loss. He is buried in Arizona and was survived by his wife, Barbara Hill.


He was reported as wounded in action in April 1945. (Also here).There were no details except to give his wife's name.

Class Navigation

Class of 1944
Horace is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.
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