United States Marine Corps

World War II, Pacific

Killed In Action: July 21, 1944

One of 10 children, 25-year-old Sergeant Oren Ralph Hill was killed on July 21, 1944, during the second Battle of Guam. While the battle lasted more than two weeks before the Americans took the island, U.S. losses amounted to 1,744, compared to 18,250 Japanese deaths. Also serving in the war, was Sergeant Hill’s brother, Army Private Neville Hill.