William “Bill” R. Hill

Dr. William Raymond Hill, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.), 80, passed away November 4, 2017 in Greenville, SC at the age of 80. Bill was born 30 Aug 1937 in Spartanburg, SC and was the older son of the late Frank Hill and Helen Howard Hill.

Dr. Hill was an Eagle Scout and had distinguished careers in both the military and civilian sectors. He loved his family, friends, co-workers, and was respected by all who met him. He graduated from Clemson University in 1959 where he achieved many honors including membership in the Tiger Brotherhood, the National Society of the Pershing Rifles, Blue Key National Fraternity, and was named one of the “16 Outstanding Seniors of 1959.” He also obtained a MBA degree from Syracuse University in 1970 and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of South Carolina in 1998.

Dr. Hill entered the United States Army as a distinguished military graduate from Clemson and proudly served 28 years as an officer in the Medical Service Corps obtaining the rank of full Colonel. Col. Hill received many military awards including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and several air medals. He served in combat in Vietnam as one of the heroic “Dust-Off” helicopter pilots. He flew 463 combat hours and helped rescue 370 wounded. In his last assignment, Col. Hill served as the Deputy Commander for Administration, U..S. Army Medical Department Activity, at Ft. Jackson, SC.

After retiring from the army in 1988, Dr. Hill worked for the State of South Carolina. His last position was the Director of Student Health Services for the University of South Carolina where he received the prestigious Charles F. Bohmann Award for outstanding performance and retired in 2006.

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