Memoirs of a Combat Service Support Soldier
By: CW4 (Retired) Kenneth B.N. “Pete” Hill
About the Book
The Vietnam War was finally over, but not officially ended. That would not happen until August of 1975. The years leading up to that date found the Army with low mo- rale and low troop numbers. The time was right for a young painter from Pasadena,
Texas to enlist and try to forge his own path. At the time the Army was accepting indi- viduals who wanted to join the ranks but that had not completed High School, that was his only chance and he took it.
This book describes his journey from the rank of Buck Private (E1) to Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4). Honing his skills and craft along the way with his myriad of worldwide assignments. He started as a mechanic in support units and ended running some of the Army’s largest maintenance facilities. In his later career, he was even
asked to assist in rewriting Army Regulations and briefing Generals in the Pentagon. The road was not always paved, and in some cases, it was pot marked with huge craters that had to be pole-vaulted over to achieve his goal.
His journey takes him around the world and through various positions and historic Di- visions. Starting his career in the famous 82nd Airborne Division set the tone for his duty performance for the next twenty- eight years. Tours in Germany during the Cold War honed his ability to succeed in the Army Logistical World.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
About the Author
CW4 (Ret) Kenneth B.N. “Pete” Hill is a native of Pasadena, Texas where he spent his formative years after his family settled there in the early ’60s. He joined the Army in 1974 and was appointed a W01, 630A, Automotive Maintenance Technician in 1987. He retired from active duty in 2002 and retired again from civil service in 2020. Pete was inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Eagle Rising Society / Warrant Officer Hall of Fame in 2018. He is a Demonstrated Master Logistician. Pete and his family reside in Enterprise, Alabama.
*All Funds raised through the sale of this book are donated to the GEN Dennis L. Via All Airborne Signal Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association Scholarship Fund. https://www.airbornesignal.com/
** All Proceeds that SCRA receive go to the https://gordonhistoricalmuseum.org/