|Rabalais, 1999||Rabalais, 1953|
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|Street: 305 PARISH DR||City & State: ARABI, LA||E-Mail: IGR@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|Zip: 70032||Phone:  279 0053||Spouse: IRMA G|
|Conflict: KOREA||Service Branch: ARMY||Unit: 24 DIV 19 INF REG CO K|
|Theater:||Where Captured: NORTH KOREA||Date Captured: 04/51|
|Camps Held In: CAMP 1 and 3||How Long Interned: 822 days|
|liberated / repatriated: Repatriated||Date Liberated: 07/53||Age at Capture: 22|
|Medals Received: POW Medal, the Purple Heart(2 clsts), CIB, Good Conduct medal, the Korean Service Medal w/1 silver and 4 Bronze stars,the UN Service Medal, the Occupational Medal(Japan), the Nat'l Defense Service Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Distinguished emblem(ROK).|
|Military Job: RIFLEMAN, S/SGT||Company: SELF EMPLOYED|
|Occupation after War: REFRIGERATION,AIR CONDITIONING,& HEATING|
Hillman entered the Army on October 11th, 1948. He was captured during the Chinese Spring Offensive in North Korea.
During the battle, K Co. was over ran by the Chinese. Out of that battle only 19 members of K Co. survived. After 7 days in the mountains Hillman was captured while attempting to return to his unit.
Hillman was released during the Chinese/United Nations Big Switch. He was discharged on October 19th, 1953 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Hillman married Irma Guillot Rabalais on August 14th, 1954. They have 5 children, 11 grandchildren and two step-grandsons.
Hillman is very active in the South La. Chapter of American EX-POWs. He has served as Chaplain, Adjutant, Treasurer and twice as the Vice Commander. He is a member of the VFW, DAV, Purple Heart, KWVA, CIB organization(The Blue Badge), The Taro Leaf(24th Infantry organization) and the American Legion.
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