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EDWARD COX HAMMERBECK
 

JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VETERAN
HONORING THE BRAVE YOUNG MARINE HERO SEMPER FI
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN. HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!! DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF UNITED STATES MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS SON'S. I AM HONORED TO WRITE ON THIS MEMORIAL
Aug 28, 2014


William  Montgomery
ndn28black@gmail.com
None
198 Widner Way Rural Retreat VA 24368 USA
7th grade research...
Hi, I am a student at Rural Retreat Middle School. Im in the seventh grade and will be going to the wall in the late days of the month. We were instrutced to research and find a lost soldier that means something to us. Well this is who I found and he looks like a hero to me. Sincerely, William
Apr 13, 2011



Roy  Spencer
Vietnam Veteran-Air Force Pilot
A Young Hero
Second Lieutenant Hammerbeck served as battalion commander of the NROTC unit. He was a Dean's List student and served as president of both military honor societies at the Univerity of North Carolina - the Semper Fidelis Society and the Scabbard and Blade. Upon commissioning Basic School at Quantico, Virginia. Additional training John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was the honor graduate of the Psychological Operations Staff Officers Course. Last Duty Station Platoon Leader, Third Marine Division. He was killed in action on August 28, 1969. He was 23 years old. He was killed instantly by an RPG round while checking the night defensive position of his platoon in the Republic of Vietnam. He was serving as a platoon leader in the Third Marine Division near Cam Lo, South Vietnam. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Navy Commendation Medal
Aug 28, 2010


manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

Aug 28, 2007


Marilyn Elliott
melliott@prodigy.net
none
611 N 39th Ave W
Duluth,MN 55807 USA
I never knew Edward but I am a genealogist and have done some research on his family for a first and second cousin of his. It has been fun learning of his families history and that there is a hero among them.
Friday, September 10, 1999


Susan Erickson McCarl
mccarls@Hotmail.com
Friend
PA USA
Tribute
Ed was an extraordinary friend who taught me Swedish, the finer points of sailing, to not fear motorbikes, to smile at anything, to jump over barrels while on the ice rink, to appreciate American music, how to enjoy Billy Wilder films, to ride the local Swedish trains, to appreciate the differences in people from many lands, to not wear mohair dresses to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball when he was in dress blues.whoops.my Dad was Navy.I should have known better.in reminiscing with another of the American kids located in Sweden in the early sixties.I discovered that Ed had been remembered as a sweet person, with lots of God given gifts.we all had a good time in Sweden.Friends of Eds from Dreux it turned out were friends of mine from Chevy Chase.we still keep in contact.Ed was a star at Dreux as well.just everywhere he went.must have been those eyes and his incredible personality.the world lost a wonder in his untimely death.he was a great Marine from birth.
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

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