About RemembertheDeadeyes.com

This is not the official website of the 96th Infantry Division.



Who We Are

We are a Dad and Daughter team on a mission to "Preserve the legacy of the 96th Infantry Division, the "Deadeyes." We created this site to preserve soldier's combat stories, tributes, photos, obituaries, oral histories and more.

"Our intent is to have this website available well beyond our lifetimes."

We have been on-line since 2009 and will be here well into the future!

We have had nearly 60,000 visitors so far!


Deadeye, William R Hill & Daughter, Jan Wharton

Wm R Hill passed away on February 16, 2018. He is greatly missed.


We will continue Bill's Passion to Remember the Deadeyes through this website.

William R Hill Webpage

What We Do

We are preserving and sharing all things Deadeye at this place for their families well into the future.

We have gathered and provided the official US digitalized volumes of the Battles of Leyte and Okinawa, Authentic Battle Statistics, Historical Documents, Biographies, Videos, Photos, and many WWII peripheral items for students of history. Oral Histories by the Deadeyes are coming soon.

We have designed several personalized Deadeye webpages, gathered and posted here over twenty Tributes and twenty Personal Stories of our 96th Division Deadeyes. We add more each month. Please email us if you would like to honor your Deadeye this way on Remember the Deadeyes.

Planning for the Future

"This is our Labor of Love: There is never a charge for anything we do for Deadeyes and their families."

All donations are used soley for internet costs to host this site into the future. If you wish to help extend Remember The Deadeyes please use Paypal or send a check. Thank you.

Some of our Unique Featuresw


Our Musette Bag is a feature loaded with all types of interesting information about the WWII Era, general information about the US Army, the famous People of the time, and important events of the time in our history.

This is actually Deadeye Daughter Jan Wharton's baby. As a retired teacher, and a person new to the world of the military, She couldn't resist the chance to teach the world about all things Deadeye. Check this out as it is both educational and fun!


Oral Histories

We have searched the internet world to gather the histories of our Deadeyes and put them all in one place - here at RemembertheDeadeyes.com. These contain links to their audio and video interviews as told by them. There are some incredible stories here. If you know of more to add, please let us know.


You are invited to use our Quick Index Quick search feature to find pages and articles on most of our articles, webpages, tributes on our site and in the mussette bag. These files are set up to be found on a general search engine search.

Also, on any page you can do a "Control F" to find content on each page.


School Presentations This section was designed for TEACHERS. There are two different videos made by William R.(Bill) Hill at a middle school and a high school. These are suitable to show to your students. This Deadeye tells the students in effective ways what it was like being an 18-year-old, just out of high school, going off to the unknowns of war. These come complete with educational handouts. Check it out!


This is so amazing! David Neville, a student of Music Composition wrote "Remember the Deadeyes,"a symphony in honor of the 96th Infantry Army Division. It's in a multimedia presentation. It was inspired by William R Hill, the developer of RemembertheDeadeyes.com! It is well worth the time to watch!


"Almost every term you never knew you needed to know about Army life."

This customized Glossary explains over 300 words and expressions used in the world of the Army, and specifically the 96th Infantry Deadeyes during WWII. Most of these were used in the stories the Deadeyes have witten about their experiences.

See Deadeyes Stories


Deadeyes Remembered is a piece of art that illustrates five of the aspects of our infantry soldiers, and the war they fought. Prints are available and information is given on that page.


Frequently Asked Questions answers may be found here - this page explains the most basic questions about the 96th Infantry and Who the Deadeyes of WWII were.

Navigation Buttons

All down the left side of the home page are buttons for you to click to link to the major pages on our website. Theses are all active links.

3 Find Links to other sites of great interest to everything related to Deadeyes and other Army related information.
3 Who are the Deadeyes? Read a heartfelt article explaining the rich legacy the Deadeyes leave to this nation.
3 Links to tribute pages of the four most important leaders of the Deadeyes during WWII: One Admiral and Three Generals
3 Read stories written by the Deadeyes about their own experiences. We do these webpages at no charge. There are about twenty-five and more developing all the time.
3 Read Tributes written about Deadeyes, their experiences and the lives they have touched since their service written by another person, usually a family member. We also develop and host these at no charge.
And many more!  
Link to the Official website of the 96th Infantry Deadeye Association Heritage Fund.

Why Two Websites? Why RemembertheDeadeyes.com?

by Jan Wharton, Daughter of Deadeye William R (Bill) Hill

People have wondered if there is a need for two websites about the 96th Infantry. There isn’t really a need.  

It was very important to my dad, "Bill" Hill, that the Deadeyes “be remembered."  

After Bill and I attended the 96th Infantry Division Association Reunion in Denver, we became excited about ways to pass on the contribution the 96th Infantry had made for our country. We decided to make a website with that as its goal.

RemembertheDeadeyes.com (RTD)went on line on Veteran's Day, 2009 with the simple mission to keep the memory of these incredible soldiers of the 96th Infantry alive.

This website is set up for the future generations to really understand who the Deadeyes were. Descendants can read stories in their own words, and tributes their loved ones have written for them. Family and friends can visit their individual webpages which will be there as long as there is an internet. They can hear their voices in oral histories, see photos, watch videos - all to withness the Deadeyes as actual people with feelings similar to theirs.

RTD is presented to the audience as a learning place, so visitors can “get to know” these incredible patriots within the eyeglass of the Army during WW2 - and the background behind this era.

RTD also has a teaching aspect to it.  There is a glossary to explain all those terms I never knew. (I find those in the stories I read.) The musette bag is filled with lots of intriguing information that anyone not familiar with the Army, or the WWII era would know. It includes things like Marjorie Main, rationing, Bob Hope, Army organization, Kilroy, Deadeye illustrators, music, the difference between emblems and insignias, uniforms, etc - topics that most people don’t know.  

I knew basically nothing about the Army, or WWII until we started RTD. Most people have never heard of Leyte or even Okinawa.  

It has been a fascinating journey and I love bringing others along on the adventure. Dad lived and breathed Deadeyes, and I promised Dad we would keep it going and current after he was gone.

It’s my mission now. Two of his grandson's have promised to take over when I am ready to pass it on.

RemembertheDeadeyes.com will be here for a very long time.

Want to Submit your Story or Tribute?

We are pleased to create a personal webpage for any Deadeye.

Please email us if you would like to be featured this way, or to honor your Deadeye in this manner on rememberthedeadeyes.com

You can share only what you want to share.