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Biography
Last Name: 
RABALAIS
First Name Middle Initial:
HILLMAN P
Nick Name:
PAUL/HACK
Street:  305 PARISH DR City & State: ARABI, LA E-Mail:  IGR@BELLSOUTH.NET
Zip: 70032 Phone:  Spouse: IRMA G
Conflict: KOREA Service Branch: ARMY Unit: 24 DIV 19 INF REG CO K
Theater: ETO Where Captured: NORTH KOREA Date Captured: 04/51
Camps Held In: CAMP 1 and 3 How Long Interned: 822 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 07/53 Age at Capture: 22
Medals Received: PURPLE HEART (2 clusters), CIB, Good Conduct,  Korean Service Medal w/9 stars, UN Service. Medal, Nat'l Def. Distinguished Service Medal
Military Job: RIFLEMAN, S/SGT Company: SELF EMPLOYED
Occupation after War:  REFRIGERATION, AIR CONDITIONING,& HEATING

 

Bio:

Hillman entered the Army on October 11th, 1948. He was captured during a Chinese Spring Off. During their battle the "K" Co. were over run by the Chinese. Out of that battle only 19 members of "K" Co. survived. After 7 days in the mountains Hillman was captured while he was attempting to return to his unit. After Hillman was liberated,  he was later discharged October 19th, 1953. He was later married on August 4th, 1954 to Irma Guillot Rabalais. They have 5 children, 11 grandchildren and two step-sons. Mr. Rabalais is very active in South La. Chapter of American EX-POWs. He has served as Chaplain, Adjutant, Treasurer and twice as the Vice Commander. He is a member of the VFW, DAV, Purple Heart. KWVA and American Legion.

 

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