Hilton  L.  Ravencraft  
  Rank, Service
Private First Class,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1944-1946
World War II 1944-1945
Cold War 1945-1946

Hilton Ravencraft was born on September 13, 1925, in Magnolia, Mississippi. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 14, 1944, and served with Headquaters Battery of the 38th Field Artillery Battalion in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. PFC Ravencraft saw combat in the closing two months of the war in Europe and returned to the United States in September 1945. He received an honorable discharge on January 30, 1946. Hilton Ravencraft died on April 17, 1990, and was buried at the Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia, Mississippi.

Soldier's Creed:

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.




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