Veteran Killed by Van at Veterans Day Parade
An 80-year-old veteran of World War II was killed when a van backed over him as he prepared to march in a Veterans Day parade in Whitman.
Witnesses said William Hammond, captain of the parade’s color guard, was lining up with fellow veterans at the start of the parade route when the van struck him.
The van, owned by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, was driven by a close friend of Hammond’s. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for emotional distress.