35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  1LT Kenneth Kay Hammond    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Able Company
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, 1LT Kenneth Kay Hammond, O1328693, who died in the service of his country on November 19th, 1945 in Japan. The cause of death was listed as DNB. At the time of his death Kenneth was 23 years of age. He was from Ashton, Idaho.

The decorations earned by 1LT Kenneth Kay Hammond include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

From the Non-Battle Casualty Report - AFPAG Casualty Form B" dated November 20, 1945
Hammond was killed in a jeep when vehicle was hit by train. The accident occurred at about 1200 while he was returhing from Shizuoka to the 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry. He had been on official business. Diagnosis: Fractures: 1 compound, tibis and fibules, rt,complete. Compound, 7,8,9,10,11 ribs, left, depressed. Fracture simple depressed, D11, 12, and L1. Wound, penetrating, inuinal, region, rt, with evisceration. Wound lacerated, scalp, rt, side. Wound, abraded, multiple, face, neck, body, extremities.
Place of casualty: Fujimi, Japan
Type of Casualty: Auto Accident.

This occurred shortly after the 35th arrived in Japan for occupation. Kenneth enlisted 8 October 1942.

Family links:
Louis Tibbetts Hammond (1887 - 1976)
Glayds Dorcheus Hammond (1892 - 1979)

Don Dorcheus Hammond (1912 - 2002)*
Leo Louis Hammond (1914 - 2007)*
Kenneth Kay Hammond (1922 - 1945)
William Jay Hammond (1926 - 1994)*

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 12, Site: 6951