|courtesy Russ Pickett|
Wilhelm was drafted in March 1943 at which time he was working as a farm hand. After his initial training he was sent to Europe and on 24 Oct 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry. PFC Hilse was killed in action on 25 Nov 1945.
PFC Hilse was re-interred in the Baltimore National Cemetery in 1948.