From a contemporary press report:
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Donald Lee Hill, 68, died Monday, May 15, 2000, in the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, after a short illness.
Born Sept. 4, 1931, in Minden, Virginia, he was the son of Cenia Foley Hill of Shady Spring and the late James R. Hill.
Colonel Hill was a 23-year Army veteran, serving in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
He had been a resident of Dawson for 28 years and was a member of the Experimental Air Craft Association. He was a commercial pilot and flight instructor at Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg, with 12,684 hours of flying.
Other survivors include his wife, Barbara Sue Hill; a daughter, Linda Church and her husband, Wayne, of Dawson; a son, Michael Don Hill and his wife, April, of Dawson; a brother, Johnny Lenwood Hill of Seth; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at a later date.
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