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Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« on: April 06, 2014, 02:55:40 PM »
these are the awards for my late father in law, who survived the war and lived a good long while after.
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Re: Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 06:47:23 AM »
Very nice display.  Classic in every way.....love to see these family items.  Thanks for Sgt Hamm's service, and yours!
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Re: Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 10:20:41 AM »
Excellent tribute..

Was he at Schofield Barracks???

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Re: Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 04:02:20 PM »
i only know he was at pearl, not his specific location. he was a radio operator, and spent part of the war  island hopping in the pacific.
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Re: Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014, 05:50:21 AM »
Would be interesting to find out where he was exactly.. His unit, their location etc..

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Re: Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2014, 07:51:35 AM »
Isnt there a book which lists survivors of Pearl harbour or is it Hickham Field ??   :-\


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Re: Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 06:46:59 PM »
OH WOW...a family treasure, I'm sure you and youe wife are proud!
And once by God, I was a Marine!
—Actor Lee Marvin, circa, 1967, about serving in WW II

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Re: Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 03:44:39 AM »
when congress had a medallion struck for pearl survivors, he passed it on to me before he left this life.
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Re: Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2014, 06:06:45 AM »
A prized heirloom to pass on to future generations.
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Re: Sgt William Hamm, WW2 Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2014, 11:17:30 PM »
cherish these items as most of us have never had the opportunity
in the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce, brave, hated and scorned man. when his cause succeeds, the timid will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Mark Twain

 

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