“Salty Sam”Don Hammill, born 2-4-23, Ogden, Utah to William & Nola Hammill. He died on December 21, 2012, in Murray, Utah. Don graduated from South High School in 1940.\nHe enlisted in the US Navy, January 1942. Don served aboard a destroyer, the USS Crosby DD164 in the South Pacific, during WWII. His ship was awarded 10 battle stars and Navy unit citation “For exceptionally meritorious service against Japanese aircraft, shore batteries, & submarine operating in contact with the enemy and under attack. The USS Crosby DD164/APD17, performed her duties as a high speed transport, consistently maintaining a superior degree of efficiency in performance of her assigned tasks, her participation in an exceedingly long consecutive string of varied operations required great stamina and skill and subjected her gallant and courageous crew to constant hardships. Her courageous determination and effort were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” Don was honorably discharged November 1945. He married Colleen Rodberg, later divorced. Don graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1950, with a J.D. degree. He practiced law for 30 years, was a member of Utah, California and Western Trial Lawyers Associates and Associates of Trial Lawyers of America. Don was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Don is survived by daughters, Robyn Wentz (Frank) Jill Kittle, Julie Deckard, Jamie Porter (Dan); 12 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Clayton Hammill, Bart Hammill, Glenn Hammill, father and mother.Cremation by Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary. Interment in Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Utah at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Harmony Home Health.