Brady James Hammer, 24, residing in El Paso, Texas, went to meet his maker July 28, 2013.
He made his grand entrance into this world Feb. 26, 1989, in Klamath Falls, Ore. From the beginning, it was evident that he had a strong spirit.
While still in high school, he enlisted in the military with the Army National Guard at the age of 17. In 2009, he was deployed to Iraq with C Troop 1-82nd Cav Squadron Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009-2010. He also served as a Wounded Warrior at Fort Bliss, El Paso, from 2011-2013. During the seven years Brady spent serving his country, he formed many bonds with his brothers in the armed forces.
He was known for his generous heart and amazing ability to make people laugh. He was a district bowling champion while in high school and when home on leave enjoyed Monte Carlo Bowling with family. He loved to put his mom on the phone while he sang her karaoke. He also enjoyed shooting guns, playing his guitar, dancing, country music and spending time with the people he loved.
Brady is survived by his mother Marie Hammer of Klamath Falls; his sisters Kayla King (Korey) of Oregon City, Ore., and Lacee Valentine of Grants Pass, Ore.; nephew Lucas Handley of Grants Pass; grandparents James Hammer and Sharon Hammer, both of Klamath Falls; several aunts, uncle and cousins; and many other family members and comrades of significant importance in his life.
He was preceded in death by his Aunt Christine Powell, his cousins Johnathan and Wade Hammer and great-grandparents.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park in Klamath Falls.
We would like to send a special thank you to Jason Ward for helping us in this time of sadness.
Published in Herald And News on Aug. 13, 2013