Veteran of the Week: Annie Laurie Holcombe Hill

By MELANIE POOLE / Special to the Reporter

The Veteran of the Week is sponsored by the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village — honoring America’s veterans and telling the stories of their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Annie Laurie Holcombe Hill as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder and CEO Tom Walker said. “She is representative of the hundreds of thousands of Alabamians who have risked it all for the sake of our country and its freedom. To all veterans we owe a debt we can never fully repay.”

Annie Laurie Holcombe Hill is being recognized as Veteran of the Week. (Contributed)

Visit the website, Veteransregisterofhonor.com, today and add your loved ones to the Register of Honor. Help us honor, recognize, respect and remember our country’s veterans.

Here are highlights about this week’s Veteran of the Week:

Annie Laura (Holcombe) Hill was born in Montevallo, AL, where her family still resides. She served her country with honor in the U.S. Navy (WAVES) in World War II.

The United States Naval Reserve (Women’s Reserve), better known under the acronym WAVES for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, was the World War II women’s branch of the United States Naval Reserve.

Annie Laura (Holcombe) Hill enlisted in 1942 and was initially trained in Iowa. She was later stationed in Washington, D.C. Annie was a graduate of the University of Alabama.