In Memory

Richard Lee Hammett - Class Of 1966

Richard was born on July 23, 1948 and died in Vietnam on November 27, 1968.  He along with 9 other Pacific High School and 2 San Leandro High School Alumni  gave their lives for our country.  Everyone is welcome to visit the  Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in the main lobby of San Leandro High School.

You will always be remembered and will always be in our thoughts and hearts..

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01/26/14 11:01 AM #2    

Christian Hurst (1974)

Rest in peace were taken from us too soon and we honor your sacrifice.  God Bless you and your family.

05/08/14 03:31 PM #3    

Maria Cordaway (Villagomez) (1965)

I have Richard's name that was traced by my daughter at the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C...When her husband was stationed at Quanico, I asked her to find the ones that I could remember that we lost in that war.  If any of Richard's relatives are interesting in having this, please send me a message with information on how to get it to you. 

Maria Villagomez  (Cordaway)

05/09/14 08:52 AM #4    

John McCarthy (1972)

Thanks so much Maria, Richard was my uncle. I graduated in 1972 from Pacific High and served two years in the Army following my uncles footsteps. I would very much appreciate that information. My name is John T. McCarthy, P.O. Box 63477, Pipe Creek, Texas 78063, again thanks so much Maria.

05/10/14 06:51 AM #5    

Maria Cordaway (Villagomez) (1965)

John McCarthy,

I will get that out to you today or Monday.  All I ask in return is that you let me know that you receive it.  The last one I sent to relatives I also asked but never heard anything.  I am am sorry about your uncle.  He was a good young man.

Maria Villagomez (Cordaway)

05/10/14 08:45 AM #6    

John McCarthy (1972)

Thanks Maria, I'll let you know when I receive it

05/16/14 10:07 AM #7    

John McCarthy (1972)

Hi Maria, I received your letter with my uncles name sketched from the wall. Thank you so much, It really means a lot!

05/17/14 05:46 AM #8    

Maria Cordaway (Villagomez) (1965)

You are welcome

01/27/15 03:13 PM #9    

Larry Campos (1966)

Richard ,you were one of my best friends growing up. I probably spent more time a t your house than I did my own.Your passing has left a deep hole in my heart even after all these years. May you forever rest in piece. Your loving friend.  Larry.

01/28/15 09:45 AM #10    

Darold House (Cornell) (Cornell) (1966)

I also hung out with Richard, along with my other friends Dave Jefferis and Ed Schultz. He did not live far from us. I was in Vietnam the same time he was and I learned of his death while I was there. To this day, it burdons me to think about it. He was such a good looking, fine young man. He had a bright future. God rest his soul.

Larry, I have good memories of our time together. Glad we are still here.


05/22/15 12:44 PM #11    

Larry Campos (1966)

Rich. Their isn't a day that goes bye that I don't think of you. Even after nearly 47 years, it seems as though it were yesterday. Memorial Day is almost here. I'm dedicating my day to you, and all Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice so I can live the life I have today. May all of you forever rest in peace. Larry.

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