North High School Wall of Honor
Robert Lee Hammer
Class of June, 1953
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Robert Lee Hammer
Bob graduated in the North High class of June, 1953. Enlisted where? At the time of his enlistment, his next of kin was Mrs. Frank B. Miles, 3319 Cornell Street, Des Moines, IA. His service number is __________. Bob's duty was in the US Marines, serving in California.
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Bob Hammer during service ( conflict, date) Bob Hammer during service (conflict, date)
Robert Lee Hammer
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1953 x Graduated x North Des Moines High School.
Fall, 1953 x Enlisted x in U.S. Marine Corps
Fall, 1953 x US Marine Corps x Boot camp in San Diego, CA
Fall, 1953 x US Marine Corps x Combat training at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Fall, 1953 x Stationed x Marine Corps Supply and Repair Depot, Barstow, CA (in the Marine Records Installation (IBM).
x US Marine Corps Played basketball for the Marines for two seasons
Fall,1956 x US Marine Corps/
x Honorable discharged
1961 x Schooling University of Iowa Graduated from the University of Iowa
1961- X Employment Human Resources Department of Iowa Power & Light and Thatcher Glass Company.
aft 1961-
x Employment Motorola, Inc.; Corporate Vice President of Stratgegic Human Resource Management.
1992 x Retired x Purchased small business in Maine
*Marine Corps Supply and Repair Depot, Barstow, CA
The Marine Corps Logistics Base is located 134 miles east of Los Angeles and 152 miles southwest of Las Vegas in the San Bernardino County High Desert. The City of Barstow has a population of over 22,000. Major Commands include: Base Support Division (BSD) Facilities & Services Div (FSD) Human Resource Division (HRD) Resources Mgmt Division (RMD) Fleet Support Division (FSDiv) MC Multi-Commodity Maintenance Center (MC)3 Special Staff Offices (SSO) Morale, Welfare, Recreation (MWR) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

The Marine Corps Logistics Base, presently the 2nd largest employer in the Barstow area, was established at its present location on December 28, 1942, when the United States Navy turned it over to the Marine Corps. It had originally been planned as a naval supply depot, but the Chief of Naval Operations directed that the facility be transferred to the Marine Corps as a storage site for supplies and equipment needed for the Fleet Marine Forces in the Pacific theater during World War II. It was then known as the Marine Corps Depot of Supplies and was under the military command of the Commanding General, Marine Corps Depot of Supplies in San Francisco, CA. The first local commander was Major David F. Ross. The land was purchased from several individuals, including the family of Walter Ross, whose tomb is located on the base in the Nebo area and is given perpetual care by the Marine Corps. By the end of WWII in 1945, the depot had outgrown it original facilities. In October of 1946, a 2,000-acre holding and re-consignment point belonging to the Army was annexed by the depot. Located 3 miles west of the town of Yermo, this became the Yermo-Annex.

USMC San Diego, CA

USMC; Camp Pendleton, CA

Robert Lee Hammer
Marine Corps Supply and Repair Depot (IBM)
U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt.


Marine Corps Supply and Repair Depot

Marine Sergeant
Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal

Examples (obtain actuals):
Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal
The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Robert Lee Hammer's class page is:
Presently living in Portland, ME.
Music: "Semper Fidelis"
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