Charles A. Hammond

Lt. Charles A. Hammond is one of Port Huron's best-known soldiers. He also was one of the first local men killed in World War I. Born Jan. 11, 1887, he was a master machinist before joining the U.S. Army in 1910, at the age of 23. During World War I, Lt. Hammond led Company L into the battlefield of France. He was killed in action July 31, 1918, on Hill 212 in Sergy, France. He was posthumously awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for his heroics, as well as medals from the American, French, British and Belgian governments. American Legion Post 8 in Port Huron was named in his honor in 1919. His body was returned to Port Huron on July 24, 1921. He is buried in Lakeside Cemetery.

Taken from "Our Heroes" - Mary Lou Creamer
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mistcla2/heroes.htm

 

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