Military history


George Preston Hill Jr.
Coast Guard & Army, CW2
Born Oct. 15, 1926 Johnston County, NC
Died April 14, 1988 Durham, NC
Served in Coast Guard for four years from 1942 to 1946. Joined Army in 1947 at Fort Bragg, NC. Served during Korean War and two tours in Vietnam. He was a tug boat pilot and licensed harbor pilot. Participated in the testing of the "H" bomb. Retired from Army in June 1972 after 28 years of service. Received several medals while in service, including the Army Commendation Medal for Valor and Bronze Star for Valor.

Husband of Margaret Pope, son of Preston Hill, grandson of Tempy Ann Stancil Hill.



James 'Jimmy' Harding Stancil
Merchant Marines, Lieutenant
Born June 20, 1921 Johnston County, NC
Died Feb. 18, 2009 Chattanooga, Tenn.
Served from Oct. 19, 1942 to May 1946. He served all over the Atlantic, North Sea and South America. He served aboard the sailing vessel the Joseph Conrad, USS Roger B. Taney, USS John A Dix, and USS Frederick Remington. Ports of call included St. Petersburg, Fla., Sheepshead Bay, New York, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, Baltic Sea, and locations in the European Theater. He was the medic and purser. Jimmy attained the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. He spoke fluent Castillian Spanish and was often the only one allowed to go ashore.

Son of Leumos Stancil, grandson of Josiah Stancil

Lawrence E. House
Marine Corps, PFC
Born Feb. 15, 1921
Died Aug. 9, 1997 NC
Served from November 1943 to March 6, 1946 with the 2nd Marine Division of the 6th Marines. Basic training at Parris Island, S.C. Was a machine gunner and sharpshooter, seeing action in Saipan and Tinia. In September 1945, he was in Nagasaki, Japan and Kyoto, Japan during the Occupation of Japan. The Marines asked him to stay in the service and attend Officer Training School, but declined. Was honorably discharged March 6, 1946. Married Reba on March 16, 1946.

Husband of Reba, daughter of Delanie, granddaughter of George Ira Stancil

Bobby Euris Campbell

Bobby Euris Campbell
Army Airborne Infantry
Born July 31, 1930
Died March 1, 2005
Served from 1948 to 1949. Then spent six months at Fort Benning, Ga., and then was sent to Camp Pickett, Va., where he trained for combat. When he got out of the service, he worked at Fort Monroe, home of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), until he retired.

Son of Mozelle Stancil; Glenn Coy Campbell, grandson of
Josiah Stancil.