|Date of Birth:
||19 May 1946
|Next of Kin:
||Wanda Lee (Matthews) Hammerbeck (wife)
Col. And Mrs. E.E. Hammerbeck (parents)
Linda Lee Hammerbeck (sister)
|Circumstances of Death:
Second Lieutenant Hammerbeck, USMC, 23, was killed in action on
August 28, 1969. He was killed instantly by an RPG round while checking
the night defensive position of his platoon in the Republic of Vietnam.
He was serving as a platoon leader in the Third Marine Division
near Cam Lo, South Vietnam. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Navy Commendation Medal
|History of Service:
||Second Lieutenant Hammerbeck served as battalion commander of the
NROTC unit. He was a Dean's List student and served as president of
both military honor societies at UNC - the Semper Fidelis Society
and the Scabbard and Blade.
||Basic School at Quantico, VA
||John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, NC. He was
the honor graduate of the Psychological Operations Staff Officers
|Last Duty Station
||Platoon Leader, Third Marine Division
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