Staff Sergeant Floyd E. Hill, former employe of Cannon mills at Kannapolis, was killed in action on March 11 on Bougainville island, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hill of Marshville, have been notified by the War department.

He was born June 17, 1917, near Wingate and got his schooling there. He went to Austins Grove Church almost every Sunday and was a Christian boy.

Stagg Sergeant Hill was inducted into the Army in June, 1941. He had been serving in the South Pacific for 22 months and saw action on Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Bougainville. His family received letters from him dated March 7 in which he spoke of coming home this spring and how happy he would be to get back.

Sergeant Hill is survived by his parents and three sisters and four brothers, Mrs. E. H. Walker, Miss Mary Jo and Miss Sarah Hill of Charlotte, Clyde W. Hill of Kannapolis, C. B. Hill of Greensboro, Everette Hill of Marshville, and Corporal James M. Hill, believed to be now on his way overseas.

He was buried on Bougainville island. We got a letter saying they were taking all the American boy’s bodies away from there. They buried his body again close to New Guinea. Then two years ago last July they sent his body home. He is buried in Marshville Cemetery.


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