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Hilston Kilcollins Awards for Valor

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2985

This collection houses photocopies of official documents and newspaper clippings showing the numerous awards and honors that Lieutenant Hilston Kilcollins earned for his bravery under fire during World War II.

Dates

  • 1939 June 1-1943 September 25

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses photocopies of official documents and newspaper clippings showing the numerous awards and honors that Lieutenant Hilston Kilcollins earned for his bravery under fire during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hilston T. Kilcollins was born on October 15, 1916 in Westfield, Maine. He enlisted in the U. S. Army as a Field Artillery Sergeant on February 24, 1941 at the Presque Isle Army Air Field in Maine. He became known as the Nazi Killer for his accurate shooting of over seventeen men, and his bravery in battles throughout Italy was publicized in numerous newspaper articles. He received several honors, most notably for valor under fire at the battle of Castle Nuevo (September 25, 1943.) He received the Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star of Gallantry, and was eventually promoted to the rank of first lieutenant.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480