PFC Hammond is memorialized at the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. He was killed in Belgium.

He was a member of a tank battalion serving with 774 Company B in Ottré, Belgium. He entered the service December 11, 1943, and trained at Camp Croft, S.C., Camp Shelby, Miss., and Ford Meade, Md. He went overseas in November, 1944. Until Christmas Day, he was with the infantry.

Pvt Hammond´s family came to Kingsport from East Stone Gap, Virginia in 1943. The soldier was born and reared in that vicinity. He attended Dobyns-Bennett High School until his enlistment.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 September 1925
  • Date of death: 10 January 1945
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 774th Tank Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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