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Hamm
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Hamm in Okinawa

Actor

Noel Fisher

Rank

Private

Battles

Battle of Okinawa

Status

KIA, Okinawa

Pvt. Hamm (first name unknown) was a replacement in Eugene Sledge's unit along with Tony Peck in the Battle of Okinawa

History[]

Background[]

Though it is unknown were he is from, Hamm, unlike Tony Peck, volunteered for military service before Okinawa and enlisted in the Marines. He has a brother who is serving in the United States Navy.

Okinawa[]

Hamm first appeared in Okinawa as a replacement along with Tony Peck. Although he doesn't get as much abuse as Peck, he is cetainly much more pessimistic about things, such as the veterans and their treatment of replacements.

Hamm also had a slightly antagonistic relationship with Pfc. Merriel "Snafu" Shelton, a Peleliu veteran. While Snafu would give him the usual treatment of replacements, Hamm was rather cold and indignant about it.

Hamm's personality was further fleshed out when an Okinawan boy was killed. Hamm persists that the boy did not deserve it while the veterans persist that he could have been working for the "Japs", which angered Hamm.

Death[]

Eventually, fellow Marine Peck would be his downfall, as the former tried to goad some distant Japanese soldiers to shoot him. Hamm, Sledge, and Snafu went over to save him. They did, but just as Hamm turned around, he himself is killed by the barrage of bullets, which traumatizes Snafu and angers Sledge, who is stopped by Snafu before hurting Peck

Trivia[]

  • Hamm is the lowest ranking marine killed in action.
  • Hamm's first name was never revealed.
  • He and Peck are the only marines to have a rank of Private.
  • Hamm is the only one in Sledge's squad to be killed in action on Okinawa.
  • Hamm was his nickname because he ate so much rationed meat on Okinawa.
  • Hamm is the last Main Character to be killed in the mini series.

See Also[]

Tony Peck

Merriel Shelton

1st Marine Division

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