Name: CW2 Lawrence Clair Hammond
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/11/1963 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 31.4
Date of Birth: 08/22/1931
Home City: Columbus, OH
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 TC CO
Major organization: other
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-016
Short Summary: Crash killed all on board. Wilde was other pilot. Toth, Stone, and Fitts from 93 TR were passengers. Hammond Airfield named after him
Aircraft: CH-21C tail number 55-04220
Service number: W3150325
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062C = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Tandem Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: BILOXI CITY CEMETERY, BILOXI, MS (IMO)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994
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