Ranger John Edmond Hill was a scout in the 1st
Ranger battalion, Company B. He fought in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy.
He was captured at Cisterna during the Anzio Invasion and spent eighteen
months in Stalag IIB, near what is now Czarne Poland.
He returned to Poplar Bluff, Missouri after
being liberated from the POW camp in 1945. He later married Marcella
He is survived by his children Danny, Regina,
John, and Gregory.
My father was about 6 feet tall and on the
slight side. He was a 1st scout and would have carried a machine gun. I
think that Archibald McCloud was the 2nd scout. I would love to hear any
stories about him if any one would remember or about the experiences.
by son, Gregory Hill