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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project - Billy D. Hammond

 

Billy D. Hammond

Chief

U.S. Navy

1942-1945

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Potter, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

When he was 23, Bill "Billy" D. Hammond worked at the Great Western Sugar plant in Sterling, Colo. He had been married about six weeks.

He had gotten a call from the local draft office. The caller suggested that Bill take advantage of being able to make a choice as to which branch of the military he wanted to join. In th...



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