Biographies - John Hildebrand
 
Full Name:
John Hildebrand
Date of Birth:
March 4, 1926
Member:
Member
Entered:
1944
Drafted:
No
Volunteer:
Yes
Where:
Letts, Iowa
Unit:
A/274

Medals

ETO, PURPLE HEART WITH CLUSTER

Bio

ENLISTED IN ASTP JANUARY 1944. WENT TO IOWA UNIVERSITY ONE QUARTER. COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING AT CAMP ROBINSON SEPTEMBER 1944 JOINED 70th DIVISION. WOUNDED AT PHILLIPSBURG AND SPICHEREN HEIGHTS. SPENT 39 MONTHS IN HOSPITALS AND DISCHARGED MAY 1948. WENT TO IOWA STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, GRADUATED IN 1951. TAUGHT 10 YEARS AT MELBOURNE, IOWA. MOVED TO CALIFORNIA 1961 AND WAS DIRECTOR OF CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL FOR SANTA ANA AND ANAHEIM SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR 25 YEARS. RETIRED 1986. CURRENTLY LIVE IN FULLERTON CALIFORNIA.