• Honoring C. Oscar Hammond

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  • C. Oscar Hammond was born July 18, 1894 in Salem Township and lived his entire lifetime in the area.  His devotion to his family and his conscientious, friendly and ever-willing assistance freely given were outstanding characteristics of the man.

    Oscar served with the 329th Machine Gun Battalion with the send Army in the European theater and was discharged April 18, 1919.  He became active in veteran affairs and held prominent posts as Commander of the Michigan Department, American Legion 1963-1964, Vice Department Commander, Commander of the American Legion Seventeenth District and Commander of the Lloyd H. Green Post 147 of Northville-where he was a life member. He was a member of the Benton Parkway 267 Veterans of World War I in Plymouth.  He served as an alternate national executive committeeman of the American Legion since 1964 and would have been elected national executive committeeman in 1967. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Veterans Memorial Building headquarters at Northville of the American Legion and was a life member of the Northville F & A M Lodge 186.

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