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Frank Ebenezer Hill
Born (1880-07-31)July 31, 1880
Died September 23, 1932(1932-09-23) (aged 52)
Place of birth LaGrange, Indiana
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Ship's Cook First Class
Unit USS Bennington
Battles/wars Peacetime award
Awards Medal of Honor

Frank Ebenezer Hill (July 31, 1880–September 23, 1932) was a United States Navy Ship's Cook First Class received the Medal of Honor for actions on board the USS Bennington (PG-4) off San Diego, California during a boiler explosion which killed 62 enlisted men and one officer.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Ship's Cook First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 31 July 1880, La Grange, Ind. Accredited to: Indiana. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.


On board the U.S.S. Bennington, for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.[1]

He was the son of John C. & Sarah Lucinda (Baker) Hill.

Family genealofist and LaGrange Co. Historical Society


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