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Ashe County Veterans History Project: Hugh Hamrick


Hugh Hamrick's Photos


Hugh Hamrick, standing, far left


Hugh Hamrick at Ft. Belvoir


Hugh Hamrick's Story

Melinda Hamrick's father, Hugh Hamrick, was drafted into the U.S. Army under Selective Service in May 1941. He was first stationed at Camp Belvoir, VA, and in October of 1941 he was shipped overseas. He was in Bataan and was captured by the Japanese on April 9, 1942. He was a Prisoner of War for 42 months.