Platoon Sergeant John Albert Hamner

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Title

Platoon Sergeant John Albert Hamner

Subject

Vietnam War, 1961-1975
United States Army

Description

PSgt John A. Hamner was killed on February 13, 1967, while serving with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Prior to his service in Vietnam Sgt. Hamner was a ROTC Instructor at the University of Alabama. Sgt. Hamner was the husband of Mrs. Elsie Dyer Hamner and the son of Mrs. Lavada Hamner.

Photos of Sgt. Hamner's memorial in his local cemetery and of his actual grave at Arlington National Cemetery can be found at these site: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/151096806/john-albert-hamner and https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111700696/john-albert-hamner.

More information on the death of Sgt. Hamner can be found on these sites: http://wolfhoundcountry.com/mahar.html and http://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=51503.

Sgt. Hamner was the younger brother of Pfc. Charles W. Hamner (#1337) who was killed in World War II in Tunisia.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive
Find A Grave

Publisher

Tuscaloosa News

Date

February 16, 1967
February 18, 1967
February 19, 1967

Contributor

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Type

Newspaper

Identifier

1887

Coverage

Northport (AL)

Original Format

Newspaper

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