Frank Ebenezer Hill

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Frank Ebenezer Hill
Born(1880-07-31)July 31, 1880
LaGrange, Indiana
DiedSeptember 23, 1932(1932-09-23) (aged 52)
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
RankShip's Cook First Class
UnitUSS Bennington
Battles/warsNon-combat award
AwardsMedal 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 citation[edit]

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 genealogist and LaGrange Co. Historical Society


  1. ^ "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
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