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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Cold War; Iraq War, 2003-2011; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Afghan War, 2001-
  • Branch of Service: Marine Corps; Army
  • Unit of Service: 10th Mountain Division; 3rd Marine Amphibious Force; 3rd Amtrac Battalion; 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment; 102nd Cavalry Regiment; New Jersey Army National Guard
  • Location of Service: Afghanistan; Vietnam; Parris Island, South Carolina; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Camp Pendleton, California; Okinawa, Japan; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Kuwait; Iraq; New Jersey; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class; Master Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/119276

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Walter J. Hill Collection

Names

  • William Elwell
  • National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey (Center for US War Veterans Oral Histories)
  • Fowler, Carol R.
  • Hill, Walter J.

Home State

  • New Jersey

Headings

  • -  Hill, Walter J.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Marine Corps.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Form

  • DVD

Extent

  • 1 item

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Marine Corps
    • Unit of Service: 3rd Marine Amphibious Force; 3rd Amtrac Battalion; 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment
    • Location of Service: Vietnam; Parris Island, South Carolina; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Camp Pendleton, California; Okinawa, Japan
    • Dates of Service: 1971
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 102nd Cavalry Regiment; New Jersey Army National Guard
    • Location of Service: New Jersey; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Camp Shelby, Mississippi
    • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1976-1996
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 102nd Cavalry Regiment; New Jersey Army National Guard
    • Location of Service: Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Kuwait; Iraq
    • Dates of Service: 2008-2011
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 10th Mountain Division
    • Location of Service: Afghanistan
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2018-08-20)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/119276

Cite as

  • Walter J. Hill Collection (AFC/2001/001/119276), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

William Elwell, National Guard Militia Museum Of New Jersey, Carol R Fowler, and Walter J Hill. Walter J. Hill Collection. 1971. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.119276/.

APA citation style:

William Elwell, National Guard Militia Museum Of New Jersey, Fowler, C. R. & Hill, W. J. (1971) Walter J. Hill Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.119276/.

MLA citation style:

William Elwell, et al. Walter J. Hill Collection. 1971. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.119276/>.