November 1, 2011
Julius Rainwater recently wrote a book, "Kiss Me, Soldier Boy" that tells the story of his family's service during World War II. Rainwater, a co-founder of the Hill Phoenix company in Conyers, served in the Army Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater of the war. Rainwater, his four brothers and brothers-in-law returned home after the war. Staff Photo: Jay Jones.
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Hill Phoenix cofounder served along with four brothers in war
Julius Rainwater was fascinated by new automobile radios as a kid that turned into a lifelong love with radio technology and communications. Too young to enlist after Pearl Harbor, he stayed in school, graduated from Hapeville High, and attended Georgia Tech to study a special class in radio technology. After his 18th birthday in 1943, Rainwater joined the Army.