Edwin Joseph Hill, CMH

Edwin Joseph Hill, CMH (HM1FAA)

Location: Cape May, NJ 08204 Cape May County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.998', W 74° 55.326'

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1895 - 1941

— World War II Hero —

          Born Philadelphia, October 4, 1895, enlisted U.S. Navy 1912, served World War I U.S.S. Melville; later on U.S.S. Saratoga, Yorktown, Reina, Mercedes, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. Instructor in seamanship U.S. Naval Academy 1922-24. Established legal residence Cape May 1925. Commissioned Chief Boatswain 1926. Attached U.S.S. Nevada 1940. During height of bombing at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, made his way ashore and cut all lines enabling Nevada to escape to safety. Swam, wounded, back aboard and later was killed during strafing. Outstanding honors awarded him were: Congressional Medal of Honor, March 1, 1942. Camp Hill, Idaho, named April 12, 1942. Destroyer, U.S.S. Hill, launched Orange, Texas, Feb. 28, 1943.
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 506751 N 4309377
Decimal Degrees38.93330000, -74.92210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.998', W 74° 55.326'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 59.88" N, 74° 55' 19.56" W
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Area Code(s)609
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 517 Washington St, Cape May NJ 08204, US
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