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Marines and civilian-Marines aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany paid their respects to Master Gunnery Sgt. William A. Hamby, (USMC ret.), who was laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery, in Albany, Ga., Jan. 30. Hamby volunteered for military service with the U.S. Marine Corps in October 1945, and was honorably retired in July 1969 at the service's highest enlisted rank -- E9. Hamby served with distinction during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In North Korea, he was one of the "Chosin Few" and was awarded the Purple Heart along with several other medals and commendations. Throughout his time in the Marine Corps, Hamby served in four of the six Marine Divisions. Toward the end of his military career, he transferred from Okinawa, Japan, to Albany, Ga,, where he was one of the first to work on the development of the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Re-Essa Buckels)
190130-M-PQ554-0005.JPG Photo By: Re-Essa Buckels

Jan 30, 2019
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany - Marines and civilian-Marines aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany paid their respects to Master Gunnery Sgt. William A. Hamby, (USMC ret.), who was laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery, in Albany, Ga., Jan. 30. Hamby volunteered for military service with the U.S. Marine Corps in October 1945, and was honorably retired in July 1969 at the service's highest enlisted rank -- E9. Hamby served with distinction during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In North Korea, he was one of the "Chosin Few" and was awarded the Purple Heart along with several other medals and commendations. Throughout his time in the Marine Corps, Hamby served in four of the six Marine Divisions. Toward the end of his military career, he transferred from Okinawa, Japan, to Albany, Ga,, where he was one of the first to work on the development of the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Re-Essa Buckels)


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