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Irvin Hugh (Butch) Hill Collection (1544) Finding Aid

Item Number: 15440000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Personal and military correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, Marine Corps publications, artifacts, and rubbings from the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial and The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial document Irvin H. 'Butch' Hill's service in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 until his death in Vietnam on 14 January 1969.

Dates

  • 10 May 2005

Biographical / Historical

Irvin Hugh (Butch) Hill volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps and underwent basic training at the San Diego Marine Recruit Depot Center (MRDC) and 2nd ITR at Camp Pendleton. In July of 1968 Hill was sent to Vietnam, where he was assigned to 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division near An Hoa, Vietnam. On October 23, 1968 Hill was injured in the Quang Nam Province and spent over one month recuperating on the USS Repose anchored in Da Nang Harbor. On 1 December 1968, Hill rejoined his unit at Phu Lac (6). On the 14th of January 1969, Hill was mortally wounded by a mine while on patrol in the Quang Nam Province. Hill's body was returned from Vietnam and he was buried in Seagraves, Texas, on January 28, 1969.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
1.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D101.6E; D102.1A; Library; Photograph Collection; Periodical Collection; Museum Objects
1
Books

Guidebook for Marines

118
Photographs

VA043305 - VA043309: five photographs of Irvin Hill as a U.S. Marine
VA043294 - VA043304, VA043310-VA043317: 23 photos taken by and showing Irwin Hill in Vietnam
VA043318 - VA043324: 7 photographs of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington D.C.)

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3
Museum Objects

1544museum1590: Deaton Adjustable Letter Grave Marker, with the inscription: Irvin Hugh "Butch" Hill, 19_7-1969, Joe Webb Service
1544museum1591: Vietnamese Decorative Bell on Ornate Metal Stand
1544museum1592: Ornate Metal Tray

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4
Serials

Ambassadors in Green, 1971
Leatherneck Magazine - May 1968 and July 1968-April 1975
Leatherneck Magazine: Today's Marine, Volume 1, 1972
Posts of the Corps, September 1966

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D101.6E ]]

Inventory

  • Folder N/A
  • Correspondence
  • Correspondence and Documents, Military, 1968-69
  • Corrrespondence, Personal Letters From Irvin Hill to Mr. and Mrs. Mack Hill (Irvin Hill's parents), February-May 1968
  • Correspondence, From Irvin Hill to Mr. and Mrs. Mack Hill (Irvin Hill's parents), July 1968-January 1969
  • Correspondence, To Irvin Hill (mostly from Mr. and Mrs. Mack Hill, Irvin Hill's parents), 1968-1969
  • Correspondence, From Irvin Hill, mostly to Mr. H.T. Oliver and Mary Lou Currie (Irvin Hill's uncle and aunt), 1968-1969
  • Correspondence, Condolence Letters, 1969
  • Correspondence re: Irvin Hill's death in Vietnam and in response to Mr. and Mrs. Hill's request for information in the November 1969 "Leatherneck" -
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Award of Vietnamese Military Merit Medal
  • 1968 San Diego, California Marine Recruit Depot Yearbook
  • USMC Sketch of Irvin Hill
  • Scrapbook pages (newspaper articles mostly about Lubbock area residents in Vietnam)
  • Scrapbook pages (newspaper clippings mostly relating to the death of Lance Corporal Irvin Hugh (Butch) Hill)
  • Vietnam Memorials, Rubbings and Miscellaneous, 1987-2005
  • Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedication pamphlets, 1994
  • Ephemera (postcards of Vietnam and USMC Recruit Depot, San Diego; Military Payment Certificates; receipts for USMC yearbook; USMC writing portfolio, blank)
1
Books

Guidebook for Marines

118
Photographs

VA043305 - VA043309: five photographs of Irvin Hill as a U.S. Marine
VA043294 - VA043304, VA043310-VA043317: 23 photos taken by and showing Irwin Hill in Vietnam
VA043318 - VA043324: 7 photographs of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington D.C.)

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3
Museum Objects

1544museum1590: Deaton Adjustable Letter Grave Marker, with the inscription: Irvin Hugh "Butch" Hill, 19_7-1969, Joe Webb Service
1544museum1591: Vietnamese Decorative Bell on Ornate Metal Stand
1544museum1592: Ornate Metal Tray

Click here to view all Museum Objects
4
Serials

Ambassadors in Green, 1971
Leatherneck Magazine - May 1968 and July 1968-April 1975
Leatherneck Magazine: Today's Marine, Volume 1, 1972
Posts of the Corps, September 1966

Click here to view all Serials

Pub Credit Line
15440000000, Irvin Hugh (Butch) Hill Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 10 May 2005 [Updated: 07 Mar 2019]