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is honored on Panel 25W, Line 5 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/17/19 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sgt Keith Hammond,
    Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. Happy St. Pat's. The war was years ago, but we all need to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/21/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant Keith Tait Hammond, Served with Company L, 75th Infantry Regiment (Rangers), 101st Airborne Division.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/5/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Sgt. Hammond for your leadership and courage under fire.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Keith Tait Hammond, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • For SGT Keith Tait HAMMOND, USA...another of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes, who gave his all for us

    Posted on 4/6/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Sergeant Hammond, you had given your last full measure of devotion to America! Your bravery and courage will be remembered and your exploits will be told and retold for years and years to come. You had been there and done that! We are still a free and strong Nation because of your bravery and courage, and you fought for the right without cavil or pause! I know that facing death every day is NEVER easy for ANY soldier, whatever his rank may be, even one with ten hash marks down his left sleeve! But you had given all that mortality can give!
    Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! You had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses a sense of pride, and yet, of humility. You had brought honor to PITTSBURGH, the HOME OF HEROES BRAVE AND TRUE! The home of the BUCS and the STEELERS hereby salute you, Sergeant, for you were one brave hero who defended liberty everywhere!
    I believe that Jill Corey, whom Avonmore (her home town) and Pittsburgh (where she got her start) can claim as one of their own, and whom I admire so greatly---SO GREATLY!---as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, which includes Julie Andrews, who is from England, and Dusty Springfield, also from England, but she passed on some years before, would be very proud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, and to keep us free! Well done, Sergeant! Be thou at peace. RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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