A memorial was held for Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar at Soldiers' Chapel on
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. Staff Sgt.
Hammar was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th
Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, and died July 14
from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his dismounted
patrol with a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire in Khost
Province, Afghanistan, while on his third combat tour of duty. He was
buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.
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