U.S. Navy 1943–1946


Thruston Hammer joined the U.S. Navy’s V-12 reserve program in 1943, while a student at Yale University. He underwent midshipman training at the University of Notre Dame in 1944, and was commissioned as an ensign. Hammer would serve on board an LST, and served at several points in the Pacific Theater, including Okinawa, Guam and the Philippines.


A model of an LST


Thruston Hammer, left at the Veterans Breakfast, Kennedy Middle School, Natick, 2014

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