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Montford Point Memories: Robert S. Hammond

Our “Montford Point Memories” series continues this week with recollections from 92-year-old Robert S. Hammond.  After enlisting in the Navy in 1943, Mr. Hammond was sent to Hospital Corps School and the U.S. Naval Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.  After completing his training, Hammond became one of the first African American Navy Corpsman sent to Camp Montford Point. The complete interview with Mr. Hammond will soon be archived in the Military Collections at the State Archive of North Carolina in Raleigh.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.