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HERBERT DON HAMMONS


is honored on Panel 39E, Line 61 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Hey buddy

    Posted on 4/9/17 - by Staitt401249&gmail. Com
    Donnie I just found this page and looked you up
    I remember that morning all so well We ate then went to mass
    Before getting the word to Sattle up heading toward the Dong Ba Tower
    I gave you thumps up and told you I'd see you later
    Not thinking that would be the last time I'd ever see you again
    I miss you Donnie
    See you on the other side
    Semper Fi
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  • Miss you.

    Posted on 8/18/15 - by Theresa young linsmeier Tlinsmeier@live.com
    Lately the family has talked about you a lot. I was pretty small when we lost you so I just wanted to let you know your thought of and we love you.
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  • Silver Star Citation (full)

    Posted on 2/16/14 - by A Marine - Vietnam
    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Herbert Don Hammons (MCSN: 2332783), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company D, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with military operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 15 February 1968, during Operation HUE CITY, Lance Corporal Hammons' company was assaulting the arch tower on the Hue City Wall, which was occupied by a numerically superior enemy force in fortified, mutually supporting positions. As his unit neared the tower, enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire became so intense that movement was extremely dangerous. Realizing the necessity of maintaining the momentum of the assault, Launce Corporal Hammons, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own safety, bravely ran out in front of his company firing his weapon at the enemy and shouting encouragement to his fellow Marines. Despite the heavy volume of hostile fire, he courageously charged up the only entrance ramp to the tower, placing suppressive fire on the enemy positions and directing the maneuver of his companions until he was struck by automatic weapons fire and fell mortally wounded. Inspired by his selfless devotion to duty at great personal risk, his companions aggressively continued their assault and quickly destroyed the remainder of the enemy force. By his courage, bold initiative and unwavering devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Hammons upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
    Action Date: February 15, 1968

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Lance Corporal

    Company: Company D

    Battalion: 1st Battalion

    Regiment: 5th Marines

    Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/8/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LCPL Herbert Don Hammons, 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
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/11/12 - by Emily Hammon

    Thank you for your dedicated service. I am grateful for your courage to serve this country. You will be remembered.

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