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Fort Bliss in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Hammett House

303 Sheridan Road

Hammett House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 12, 2016
1. Hammett House Marker
Inscription.  These quarters are named for Chief Warrant Officer Robert C. (Charlie) Hammett (1969-2008). A native of Tucson, Arizona, CW3 Hammett enlisted in the Army in 1990. He was subsequently selected as a Command and Control Systems Warrant Officer. During his service in the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss, Chief Hammett deployed with the 2d Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2002-2003). He also deployed to Iraq with the Third Brigade, Fourth Infantry Division (2005-2006). In 2007, he again deployed to Iraq in support of "The Surge" campaign. During the insurgent uprising in Sadr City, Baghdad, in the Spring of 2008, Chief Hammett distinguished himself by coordinating dozens of air strikes that facilitated ground combat operations and helped suppress the Shi'ite Militia. Always wanting to be "outside of the wire" where he could make a difference, Chief Hammett was selected to assist the Non-lethal Effects Operations Cell. On June 24, 2008, Chief Hammett accompanied a provincial reconstruction team and members of the U.S. State Department to a meeting in Sadr City, Baghdad
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to facilitate rebuilding the local area. A bomb exploded in the civic center where they met, killing Chief Hammett and three others.

Bronze Star Medal x3 (1x Posthumous)
Purple Heart Medal (Posthumous)
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal x6
Army Achievement Medal x7 Combat Action Badge (Posthumous)
Air Assault Badge
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, 2nd Iraq. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 31° 48.091′ N, 106° 26.091′ W. Marker is in Fort Bliss, Texas, in El Paso County. Memorial is on Sheridan Road just north of Merritt Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Sheridan Road, Fort Bliss TX 79916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Howze House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pershing Circle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Depression Era Group: 1927 - 1939 (about 400 feet away); Quarters 213, Chaparral House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hinman Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abrams House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Polk House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilson Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bliss.
Hammett House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 12, 2016
2. Hammett House Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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