Korean War

As a 21-year-old hospitalman in the Korean War, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Francis "Doc" Hammond saved countless lives during intense battles with enemy forces before losing his own in March...
I was a young kid of 18 living in Walnut Creek, CA. My father was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, we grew up in a home that was pretty strict.
I was born into a large family of nine children in 1930 and raised in Isle, Nebraska, during the Great Depression.