HILL, JOSEPH ARNOLD Name: Joseph Arnold Hill Rank/Branch: E3/US Marine Corps Unit: Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division Date of Birth: 22 December 1947 Home City of Record: Taylorville IL Date of Loss: 28 May 1968 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 154700N 1075444E (YC988430) Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Refno: 1195 Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998. Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing) REMARKS: SYNOPSIS: On 28 May 1968, LCpl. Joseph A. Hill was on patrol with his unit near the Song Buong river in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, when the unit came under enemy attack. Hill suffered fragmentation wounds from a grenade and was killed. Due to the tactical situation, the unit was forced to withdraw, leaving Hill behind. The reconnaissance patrol had been operating some 20 miles southwest of the city of Da Nang. Hill, according to teammembers, is dead. His name is listed with honor among the missing because no remains were ever recovered to send home. For others who are missing, however, resolution is not as simple. Some were known to have been captured, only to disappear from the prison systems. Others were alive and well and in radio contact with would-be rescuers, describing an approaching enemy. Still others simply disappeared. Since American involvement in Southeast Asia ended, the U.S. Government has reviewed "several million documents" and conducted over 250,000 interviews related to Americans still missing in Indochina. The weight of this and privately collected reports has convinced many authorities that hundreds of Americans remain alive in captivity in Southeast Asia. Although Joseph Hill may not be among those thought to be still alive, one can imagine his gladly taking part in one more mission to help bring his comrades to freedom. What are we doing to bring our men home?