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Frank Hammond

Branch of Service: U.S. Army - Army Reserves

Years of Service:  Army 1942-1945 -- Reserves 1946-1952

Final Rank: Second Lieutenant

Tours of Duty

  • Fort Bragg, North Carolina

  • Fort Jackson, South Carolina

  • European Theater - England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany - 1944-45

  • Reserve Infantry Unit - resigned when Reserve time began to interfere with Business Needs - 1946 - 1952

Warfare Specialization

Infantry

Significant Medals & Decorations

Purple Heart

Bronze Star

Significant Experiences

  • Eight months combat - France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany

  • "Battle of the Bulge"

  • U.S. 3rd Army under command of General George Patton

  • Amphibious crossing of Rhine River

  • Fought, walked from Belgium, thru Germany to the Czech border where we met up with the Russian Army