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.