William J. Hilliker

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 12/03/1944

 

 

William Hilliker was born in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut in 1919.

He was drafted into the Army on February 20, 1942, at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.
He listed his home of residence as Middlesex County, Connecticut, and his civilian occupation as
semiskilled mechanic and repairman. He had completed two years of High School and was single
with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Hilliker was killed in action in Germany, on the last day of the 22nd Infantry's participation
in the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, December 3, 1944, just as the Regiment was being relieved.

He was initially listed as Missing In Action and later his status was changed to Killed In Action.

 

 

 

Burial:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Liege, Belgium
Plot A Row 2 Grave 13

 

Grave marker for William J. Hilliker

Photo by Des Philippet from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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