William Richard Hill, Deadeye
M Co/382rgt/96th Infantry Division U.S. Army


William R Hill, also known as Bill Hill, Richard, Great Grandaddy, Grandad, Dad, and assorted variations, resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife of 67 years, Margaret Jeane. They have four Baby Boomers, eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren!  

He is greatly loved and respected by all. 




Janet, Paul Joyce with Daddy Before Bill was born



The Hill Baby Boomers:  Paul,  Janet,  Joyce,  and Bill


William R Hill X 3

William Richard, William Robert, William Ryan

At a Hill Family Reunion 2003


Hello Dad,

Looked at your page last night and was greatly impressed with the work you are doing.
As your name sake you are a hard person to follow. All the things we know about you and your life are very important to us all.
There were none before you and there won't be any after who have given so much to enjoy life with as you Dad.
Thank you for your Service to our county.
Love Always
William R Hill

By the way Daddy-Oh "Happy 88th Birthday"
And Many Many More




I would like to take your birthday to express what your service in WWII has meant to me. From my earliest memories of you I have have always proudly viewed you as a soldier.

I remember several times when you tried in vane to teach me the manual of arms. I never learned how to do it but I loved to watch you as you demonstrated it to me. I admired you so.

Then there was the trip of a lifetime to Okinawa. I was so proud to be with you and other members of the greatest generation that, for better or worst, shaped the world today.

So Happy Birthday to my hero.
Love, Paul



I love you more as you get older and I get older. We got married right after you got home from the service. We started our family. It's getting bigger and better all the time. You have been a wonderful and caring husband. You just get nicer and nicer.

Happy Birthday, Richard.

I love you, Jeane



Ben Marching with Grandad -

"Left - Right - Left - Right... Halt - One - Two!"


"Grandad is my Hero"


Dear Grandad,

You have been one of the most influential people in my life. From you I learned love and acceptance, enthusiasm and curiosity. You really have a knack for genuinely valuing people, and making them feel valued.
Thanks for your service to our country, and for making it your life's work to document the service of men like yourself from a very personal perspective. Your generation took on the great catastrophe of our time, and coming through the experience gave you an uncommon graciousness. This quality has not gone unnoticed.
Watching you engage my 1-1/2 year old daughter with the same love and attention you have given to all of your grandchildren through the years was heart-warming. You are amazing as always. Happy 88th birthday!             Jake 

With Grandad at Bob Evans             




It has been my absolute pleasure and honor to have you as my Father-in-Law. I am so pleased to have known you all these years. You are a man of great character and stature. You answered your country's call to duty and faced the terror of battle without question. You survived the war and gave me my wife of 32 years. For that, I am everlastingly grateful and in your debt. Happy Birthday and wishes for many more.

Your loving son,


Fishing in Coloradow




by Great Granddaughter Elleanor Jones




Thank you Grandad for your service to our country. Also, thank you for your
unfailing commitment to our family.

You are indeed a fine member of the"Greatest Generation" and I am so happy to be your granddaughter.

       Love, Kim                       

Thank you, Kim and Sophie for making the "Jelly Sandwich" Presentation possible!




June, 2013

Jeane and I, February 2, 2015

at the Garfield Park Conservatory, Indianapolis



William R Hill (Bill Hill) & daughter, Jan Wharton, have developed Remember the Deadeyes as a team. Dad provides all the Army information and data, and Jan does the web work.

Dad, I love and respect you beyond measure. Doing Remember the Deadeyes together has been so much fun, and I know you much better now. I am very proud to be your daughter. Thank you for being my Dad, and for being the grandfather of my children and the super great grandfather you are!

I Love YOU Bunches - "Jan't"



Our Bench, a gift from family for our 60th Anniversary

Our Bench at Eagle Creek State Park