William J. Hilliker
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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
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.
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
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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