Markley, John Hill, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Chaplain Christian
Last Primary NEC
410X-Chaplain Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
1964-1970, 410X, Commander Naval Installation Command (CNIC)
Service Years
1942 - 1973
Chaplain Christian

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Contact Info
Home Town
St Clair, MO
Last Address
Garland, TX

Date of Passing
Jan 26, 1998
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
S E-171-I

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US Navy Retired 30

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US Navy Honorable Discharge

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Last Known Activity

John Hill was born on August 13, 1912, the son of Stephen and Elma Markley. He attended Central Collge in Fayette, MO and graduated on May 31, 1938 and was ordained as a pastor in the Methodist church. He pastored the Sierra Vista Methodist Church in Fresno, CA until he was commissioned into the Navy on October 30, 1942.

His active duty naval career spanned three wars - WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. During WWII he performed chaplain duties aboard ships and also on the ground. In 1958, he was again on board a ship as a chaplain. Much of the rest of his career in the Navy Reserve had him assigned to Naval Districts within the United States in which he performed his duties wherever he was called to do so.

After retiring from the Navy in 1973, Capt Markley first pastored at Tranquility Methodist Church and San Joaquin Methodist Church, both in California.

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 Duty Stations
Naval Chaplaincy School and CenterUS Navy1st Marine DivisionUSS Bennington (CVA-20)
Commander Naval Installation Command (CNIC)
  1943-1943, 410X, Naval Chaplaincy School and Center
  1944-1947, 410X, USS Chicago (CA-136)
  1947-1948, 410X, USS Atlanta (CL-104/IX-304)
  1950-1953, 410X, 1st Marine Division
  1958-1959, 410X, USS Bennington (CVA-20)
  1959-1964, 410X, Commander Naval Installation Command (CNIC)
  1964-1970, 410X, Commander Naval Installation Command (CNIC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
  1936-1938, Central Methodist College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 05, 1941, Married Martha Louise "Mattye" Nicholson
  Aug 02, 1944, Selfish People1
  Oct 06, 1944, Church Will Honor Pastor Now Chaplain1
  Apr 01, 1946, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jul 01, 1954, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jul 01, 1961, Promoted to Captain
  Jan 27, 1969, Navy Award1
  Sep 01, 2017, General Photos2
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