Our Montford Point Memories series continues 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.