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Name:Kenneth Franklin Hill
Affiliation:Class of 1925
Biography & Genealogy:Kenneth Franklin Hill, Class of 1925: Genealogy: Born- Oct. 28, 1901 in Alameda, Ca. Father- Charles Herbert Hill of Portland, Maine.; Mother- Helen Gay Houston of Beloit, Wis. Pat. Grandfather- Herbert F. Hill of Lynn, Mass.; Pat. Grandmother- Dorothy Hodges of Lynn, Mass. Mat. Grandfather- John Elisha Houston of Concord, NH; Mat. Grandmother- Frances Barr, Ashtabula, OH. Married- On June 17, 1925 to Renee Prawl, daughter of Frank L. Prawl of Omaha, Neb. Children- 1- John Houston Hill born in Shanghai, China; 2- Charlotte Louise Hill, born in Lincoln, Neb. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 8, 1921; Failed to return from summer furlough Sept. 1923. Military Record: Commissioned 2nd Lieut. Infantry Reserve March 26, 1924, assigned to 403rd Infantry Reserves; Assigned to 308th Infantry Reserves in 1928; Assigned to 16th Infantry, Fort Jay, NY 1929-32; Assigned to 316th Infantry Reserves, Philadelphia, Pa. 1932 as 1st Lieut.; Served as 1st Lieut. of Infantry in Australia Sept. 2, 1942- July 22, 1944. Careers: 1925-27 Instructor in English & History, Soochow University Second Middle School in Shanghai, China; 1927-28 Instructor in English & Asst. Commandant of Peekskill Military Academy, Peekskill NY; 1928-31 Head of English Dept. & Commandant of Junior School, Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tenn.; 1932- ? Instructor of English, Assistant Registrar, Adjutant, Bandmaster and Librarian at Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, Pa. Retired sometime in 1950's. Worked for Smedley & Mehl Co., Fuel Oil Distributors after that. Died- Jan. 12, 1966 in Wayne, Pa.
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