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Hammond, Indiana (IN)

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SSgt. William Windrich, USMC, MOH

SSgt. William Windrich, USMC, MOH

Class of 1946

Medal of Honor (posthumous): Bill (Windy) Windrich graduated from Lafayette Elementary School. He attended Hammond Tech and Hammond High before joining the Marine Corps in June 1938 at age 17. A 12 year career Marine, he served in WWII as an antiaircraft machine gunner. In Feb. 1946 he received a "HHS GED" and reenlisted. He was sent to Korea in summer of 1950 as a military policeman. He was transfered to a rifle company as a platoon sergeant (I/3/5 Marines). During a hill fight in N. Korea with the enemy on Dec. 1-2, 1950, he was killed in action (age 29). He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in 1955.

A street block in back of the Hammond Civic Center and the Civic Center grounds were both named after him in 1994.
A SSgt. Windrich Medal of Honor display went up in the Hammond Main Library in 1995-96.
A SSgt. Windrich MOH photo/citation went up at Hammond City Hall in 1995/2012.

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Hammond High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Wildcats lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

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