HERBERT D HAMMONS
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

HERBERT DON HAMMONS

WALL NAME

HERBERT D HAMMONS

PANEL / LINE

39E/61

DATE OF BIRTH

04/28/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

POCASSET

COUNTY OF RECORD

Grady County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HERBERT DON HAMMONS
POSTED ON 4.28.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Herbert Don Hammons, Served with Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 3.18.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl Herbert Hammons,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. 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.
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POSTED ON 4.9.2017

Hey buddy

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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POSTED ON 8.18.2015
POSTED BY: Theresa young linsmeier

Miss you.

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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POSTED ON 2.16.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Silver Star Citation (full)

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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