A Taylorville native is a part of the U.S. Navy’s efforts to defend ballistic missiles in Eastern Europe. Fire controlman Aegis First Class Petty Officer Ryan Hill started his current tour in March. Hill works on the networks and computer systems used by the missile systems used by the navy.
Hill says when you look around Romania, it is sometimes tough to tell Romania and Illinois apart.
One of the first things Hill wants to do when he returns to Central Illinois is visit one of Taylorville’s most iconic businesses.
Hill says there are some everyday activities in the states that are a luxury for him overseas.
This is Hill’s fifth tour of duty. His current tour runs until October.