Weldon Howard Hammitt was born in Boones Creek, Washington County, Tennessee, the son of Martin Van Buren Hammett and Martha Glenna Lee.

Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot G, Row 9, Grave 34

The Johnson City Press, 6 August 1944
Pvt. Weldon H. Hammitt, 26, was killed in action in France July 8, the War Department has informed his mother, Mrs. Glennia Hammitt, of Jonesboro. The soldier, who was inducted into the U.S. Army January 19, 1942, had been overseas since last January. He had basic training at Camp Gordon, Ga. Surviving besides his mother are four brothers, Murphy and Joe of Jonesboro, and Rollin and Johnnie Hammitt of Johnson City, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Loudy and Miss Margaret Hammitt of Johnson City.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 June 1918
  • Date of death: 8 July 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Jonesboro
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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