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Stephenson in Menominee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Owen Francis Patrick Hammerberg

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2019
1. Owen Francis Patrick Hammerberg Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of

Owen Francis Patrick Hammerberg

Born May 31, 1920 in Daggett, Michigan.
As a United States Navy-World War II veteran ,
Owen was awarded the Congressional Medal of
Honor, posthumously, for heroism in saving the
lives of two fellow divers trapped during
salvage operations in the West Loch,
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on February 17, 1945.
On March 2, 1955 a destroyer escort was
commissioned as the USS Hammerberg (DE-1015)
in his honor.

 
Location. 45° 24.924′ N, 87° 36.59′ W. Marker is in Stephenson, Michigan, in Menominee County. Memorial is at the intersection of Menominee Street and Mill Street, on the left when traveling north on Menominee Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stephenson MI 49887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McAllister State Graded School (approx. 7.8 miles away in Wisconsin); Village of Leathemport (approx. 11.8 miles away); Bailey Fishery (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Owen Francis Patrick Hammerberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2019
2. Owen Francis Patrick Hammerberg Marker

1. Owen Francis Patrick Hammerberg. The Hall of Valor Project web page that includes the text of the citation for Hammerberg's Congressional Medal of Honor. (Submitted on August 29, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Francis P. Hammerberg. Wikipedia article (Submitted on August 29, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

3. Hammerberg I (DE-1015). Ship's history information about the Hammerberg on the Naval History and Heritage Command website. (Submitted on August 29, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

4. USS Hammerberg. Wikipedia article (Submitted on August 29, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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