Vietnam Navy vet Joe Hill still serving his country
By John Bridges
Posted: Nov 27, 2015
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
A Vietnam veteran of the Navy, Joe Hill continued his military career helping other veterans. After graduating OCS, Joe Hill went on to the Navy JAG school to become a Navy legal officer. He later found himself doing 2 tours of duty in Vietnam on board the U.S.S. Pyro.
"We had people ashore and at that time it was top secret," said Hill. "The second one was a shooting war. Our job was to keep the combatants: the destroyers, the cruisers, the aircraft carriers... full of bullets."
After the war, Hill got involved in Navy intelligence.
"I felt very privileged for Operation Homecoming in which we interviewed all of the prisoners of war from the Vietnam War and heard their stories and helped shoe spoon them back into a country that they didn't even recognize."
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KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana