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Edward Cox Hammerbeck
Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
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Date of Birth: 18 May 1946
Date of Casualty: 28 August 1969
Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM 
Casualty Province: QUANG TRI

Courtesy of the University of North Carolina:

Second Lieutenant Edward Cox Hammerbeck
United States Marine Corps
 Date of Birth: 19 May 1946
Next of Kin: Wanda Lee (Matthews) Hammerbeck (wife)
Colonel And Mrs. E.E. Hammerbeck (parents)
Linda Lee Hammerbeck (sister)
Commissioned: 1968

Circumstances of Death: Second Lieutenant Hammerbeck, USMC, 23, was killed in action on August 28, 1969. He was killed instantly by an RPG round while checking the night defensive position of his platoon in the Republic of Vietnam. He was serving as a platoon leader in the Third Marine Division near Cam Lo, South Vietnam. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Awards: Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Navy Commendation Medal

History of Service:
Second Lieutenant Hammerbeck served as battalion commander of the NROTC unit. He was a Dean's List student and served as president of both military honor societies at the Univerity of North Carolina - the Semper Fidelis Society and the Scabbard and Blade. Upon commissioning Basic School at Quantico, Virginia. Additional training John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was the honor graduate of the Psychological Operations Staff Officers Course. Last Duty Station Platoon Leader, Third Marine Division.

Posted: 9 May 2004
Bronze Star Medal

Purple Heart Medal

EC Hammerbeck Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 24 May 2004