Gary Hill '63
Gary Hill ’63 is a U.S. Navy veteran and former aviator who served alongside the late Sen. John McCain. He stands beside a young Sen. McCain in the photo used on the cover of McCain’s first memoir, and one that many celebrities have posted on social media in honor of his passing. Hill’s story was featured in The Bulletin, the daily newspaper of Bend, Ore., in addition to the weekly video series, “War Stories,” broadcast by Central Oregon Daily. Following his service, he worked at NASA for 27 years as an engineer, helping develop new technologies. He and his family moved back to Central Oregon after his retirement, where they currently reside. He and his wife enjoy fishing and skiing.