Biography of Warren C. Hamm, Jr
Admiral Hamm was born in St. Albans and attended The Maine Maritime Academy as an engineering cadet.He
entered the Navy as an ensign in 1949.During Admiral's Hamm's 37 years in the Navy, he
served on 9 ships, commanding 4 of them.Upon being selected for Flag Rank he
served in Korea as Senior Member United Nations Armistice Commission, Operations Commander of the Korean Navy and Marine Corps ; then as Commander of the U.S. Navy Amphibious Force Atlantic Fleet ; next as Commander of the U.S. Military Sea Lift Command ; and, finally, as Deputy Commander-In-Chief of the NATO Command in Portugal.His
medals include : Defense Superior Service Medal, The Legion of Merit with two stars, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Navy Distinguished Service Order Second Class, the Korean Order of National Security Merit, Cheonsu Medal, and Portuguese Medal of Military Merit Second Class.
Since retiring Admiral Hamm has become heavily involved in the community serving as President of the St. Albans Historical Society, President of the Rotary Club, Warden of the Episcopal Church, United Way Campaign Chairman, Heart Association, Chairman of the District 6 Environmental Commission, Trustee of Vermont Veterans Home, on the Governors Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs, several Alumni and National Merchant Marine related groups and the local Hospital Foundation.His
interests include sailing, working on the land about the house, and making a difference in the world.
Biography of Elden Marks
Elden was born in Connecticut and graduated from Manchester High School.In 1943 he
was drafted into the Army, took basic training in North Carolina, and trained in New Jersey and Arkansas.His
first training was in the Glider Troops and then went to Indiana for Infantry training.He
become a full fledged rifleman.