Photographs of activities by the
Northern Recon Group in 2000!
passed peacefully from this life on December 30, 2000. Born on May 16,
Rio De Janiero Brazil, Hill’s proudest moment was when he became an
citizen in 1966. His happiest times were spent with his wife of nearly
years, Sherry, their two children, and five grandchildren.
graduate of California State Polytechnic University- Pomona in 1966,
worked for several years in the seed trade before founding Bonanza
International, Inc. in Yuba City. A long-time member of the American
Association and the International Seed Federation, Hill began easing
retirement in 1999.
semi-retired Hill pursued his passion for the American military through
collection of antique military vehicles and jeeps that were frequently
local parades. Hill's passion and professionalism reinvigorated the
Recon Group into getting members to use their vehicles. Passion soon
form of “guilt trip” or “peer pressure” for some members of the NRG. He
the comment to one member that he had heard all about the vehicle
the member owned but had never seen one at an event. Thanks to Hill
member is actively using and enjoying his vehicles.
was a very strong member of the Northern Recon Group. He could be
the ‘spark plug” of the group. Hill was a serious supporter of the
Vehicle Preservation Association and attended numerous conventions. He
became the area vice president of the California chapter of the MVPA.
age of 60, Hill proved that you are never too old to follow your dream
became active in the California State Military Reserve holding the rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2.
faced his greatest challenge- cancer. He fought a valiant battle
cancer, but without a cure it was a battle he could not win. A battle
would be so very proud of are the accomplishments of the Northern Recon
family still display his vehicles at local events. All of his passion
be forgotten. You are truly missed. Thank you, Hill for your
passion, and professionalism that you brought to the Northern Recon
2000 Yuba City Memorial Day
Members of the NRG attend the
annual Yuba City Calvary Christian Center Memorial Day Ceremonies in
2000. Hill Luz was a tremendous supporter of this event along
with many other military vehicle events! George Schaefer drove
all of the way from Petaluma and now Idaho to support this event.
Members of the Northern Recon
Group enjoy coversation and military vehicles at the 2000 Yuba City
Calvary Christian Center Memorial Day event.
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