|Rank||Aviation Boatswain's Mate Third Class U.S. Navy|
|Date of Death||October 16 1953|
National Defense Service Medal
Aviation Boatswain's Mate Third Class Hildreth was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate Third Class Hildreth was a crew member of the aircraft carrier USS LEYTE (CV-32) being refitted at the Boston Navy Yard. He was killed by an explosion and fire in the port catapult machinery room aboard ship on October 16, 1953.