United States Army

Korea

Killed In Action: December 23, 1950

During the three years of the Korean War that began in 1950, more than 55,000 American soldiers died. Corporal Kenneth Jack Hill was killed in action on December 23, 1950, while assigned to the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, during combat operations fighting the Chinese communist and North Korean forces near the Imjin River in South Korea. He was just 18 years old and had arrived in Korea roughly one year earlier. He was survived by his parents, three sisters and a brother.