Lawrence Theodore Hammond
Lance Corporal
1ST BRIDGE CO, 7TH ENG BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Baltimore, Maryland
February 18, 1945 to January 17, 1966
LAWRENCE T HAMMOND is on the Wall at Panel 4E, Line 77

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Lawrence T Hammond
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17 Jan 2008

I didn't ever know you but I was told that you and Karl were good friends. I can only imagine that the two of you are in Heaven waiting for us all to come home. I'm grateful that Karl had a friend like you!

From the sister of a friend,
Connie Thompson
4evreyoung16@gmail.com

 
A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 7th Engineer's Jan 1966 Command Chronology contains the following entry:

"172225 [10:25 pm, 17 Jan] M-60 crane out of action by electrically detonated mine, 2 KIA. AT943677"

The M-60 is an M-35 truck chassis with a bed mounted crane, normally operated by a two-man crew. The incident occurred on Route 540 about 11 kilometers southwest of Danang Airbase, just north of Phuoc Nanh village. The two men killed by the mine were LCpl Karl L. Thompson and LCpl Lawrence T. Hammond of Baltimore, Maryland.



Photo of LCPL Lawrence Hammond in uniform. Date and location unknown.

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At the time of his death, LCPL Hammond was survived by his father, Lawrence S. Hammond, Joppa, Maryland; his mother and stepfather, Mrs and Mr. Albert G Gardner, and his fiancee, Barbara. He is buried in Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air (Harford County), Maryland.


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