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Charles Hazeltine Hammann



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Born:  March 16, 1892 at Baltimore, MD

Entered Service in the US Navy from Maryland

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War I For heroism August 21, 1918 at Pola, Austria

Died:  June 14, 1919 at the age of 27

Ensign Hammann earned the Medal of Honor for heroism as pilot of a seaplane near Pola, Austria. With three other planes he took part in a patrol and attacked a superior force of enemy land planes. In the course of the engagement which followed, the airplane of Ensign George M. Ludlow was shot down and fell in the water five miles off Pola. Ensign Hammann immediately dove down and landed on the water close alongside the disabled machine, where he took Ludlow on board. Although his machine was not designed for the double load to which it was subjected, and although there was danger of attack by Austrian planes, he made his way to Porto Corsini.



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