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Maj Gen Matthew Ridgway, commander of U.S. XVIII Airborne Corps,
decorates James Hill with the American Silver Star, 1945.
Pictured also is Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.

The legendary 'Monty' (about whose crucial victory in N Africa Churchill had said "Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat.") pinning-on another decoration.

Somewhat later in life,
Brig Stanley James Ledger Hill DSO and two Bars, MC