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LCpl Kenneth Young "Kenny" Hamm
Birth: Jan. 1, 1942
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 2013
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA

PROSPERITY Kenneth Young Hamm, 71, widower of Linda Alexander Hamm, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his residence.

Born on Jan. 1, 1942, in Newberry, he was the son of the late Harvey Young and Dovie Evans Hamm. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, a retired truck driver and a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church.

Mr. Hamm is survived by daughters, Kendra Cook of Saluda, Dovie (Dave) Franklin of Prosperity and Kyndy (Chad) Morris of Newberry; grandchildren, Kalan Cook, Kalab Cook, Kenkade Morris, Gunnar Franklin and Alli Morris, and His faithful pet Harley.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Rosemont Cemetery by the Rev. Randall Derrick. The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Franklin, of Prosperity where they will receive friends Wednesday from 68 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be John Sylva, Harold Fulmer, Kenny Fulmer, Rhett Fellers, Alan Longshore and Craig Hipp.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Wilson, Ed Elstan, Jerry Schaadt, friends from "The Station II", Jody Garmon, RN and Martha McGaughey both staff of Tidewater Hospice.

McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Obituary: The Newberry Observer March 5, 2013


Kenny served in Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division as a driver 3531 from 1967 to 1968. Charlie Battery had six towed 105 MM artillery howitzers. Kenny drove a duce and a half truck which he pulled a howitzer and made ammo runs every day and some times at night to keep the guns supplied with the rounds they needed.

Kenny was in many operations across the northern part of Vietnam DMZ area often called Leather Neck Square. Kenny was in the first artillery battle with the North Vietnamese Army which lasted for nine hours, a total of 1800 rounds landed in Charlie Battery area.

Kenny was well liked by his brother Marines, he looked after ever one like a father. He was often called Pop. I was the Motor Pool Sergeant but Kenny kept the men in line, always doing the dangerous runs himself even when he had a short time left on his tour. I often rode with Kenny as his ShotGun, we did not get much sleep and Kenny would tell me to take a nap while he drove. He was always looking out for me.

When we got our rations of beer and soda,(two each per day), I always swapped my beer to Kenny for his sodas.

It was a great honor to have served with Kenny, and to have kept in touch the many years after Vietnam. Kenny was more than a Brother, He was a part of my life, He will be greatly missed, but never forgotton.

Semper Fi Brother Kenny

Sergeant Ed Elstan U.S.M.C.
Family links: 
  Harvey Young Hamm (1909 - 1983)
  Dovie Evans Hamm (1913 - 1965)
  Linda Essie Alexander Hamm (1948 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosemont Cemetery
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Section C-3
Maintained by: Sgt Ed Elstan
Originally Created by: Donna Brummett
Record added: Jan 23, 2010
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LCpl Kenneth Young Kenny Hamm
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LCpl Kenneth Young Kenny Hamm
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- Camillia
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Thank you for serving our country.
- Sharon Palmer
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