FIRST CLASS EUGENE JOHN HILL JR who was known as Genie by his family and friends, was born on May
18, 1948. He was an outgoing boy and enjoyed spending his summers with his aunt and
uncle, Dolly and Ron McCloskey and seven cousins. He made friends wherever he went and
had good friends in both Philadelphia, PA and at home in Blackwood, NJ. He attended St.
J. Hill Jr.
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Brother Viet Vet
Hill grew up in Philadelphia but moved to an aunt's home in Runnemede, New Jersey, when his parents divorced. In 1967, he graduated from Triton High School, where he won double letters in both football and track. He became a lineman for Philadelphia Electric Company before entering the Army in January 1968, but he talked about wanting to become a teacher when he returned home from the service. The private first class, a rifleman, was shipped to Vietnam in July 1968 and assigned to Company C of the 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry, 198th Light Infantry Brigade. He was proud to serve in Vietnam and thought it was his duty to do so. Hill died on August 23, 1968, at the age of 20. Survivors included his parents. Eugene lived on South 47th Street, in West Philadelphia.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News, 10/26/1987
Gene a I ran track and chased girls together in high school. I too was in Nam and
when I returned to find him missing I've never gotten over it. I miss him and I will never
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