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Eric M. Hammel is a military historian, with a focus on the military campaigns of the United States Marine Corps, and military action in World War II.

Hammel worked in several occupations before he settled on writing and publishing. He has been a stringer and contributing editor to Leatherneck Magazine.[2] He owned and operated a publishing business under the names Pacifica Press and Pacifica Military History.



  • Marine Corps Historical Foundation
  • Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association
  • Marine Corps Association
  • The Chosin Few (honorary founder)
  • Second Marine Division Association
  • Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans


  1. ^ a b "Eric Maxwell Hammel". Contemporary Authors Online (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library)|format= requires |url= (help). Detroit: Gale. 2008. Gale Document Number: GALE|H1000041756. Retrieved 2012-02-02.  Gale Biography In Context. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Contributor biographical information for Library of Congress control number 2011275228". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2012-02-02. Eric Hammel is a professional military historian with forty books and nearly seventy magazine articles to his credit (visit He has been writing about U.S. Marines at war since the early 1960s and has spoken to large assemblages of Marines and former Marines over the course of three decades. He often has been invited to lead professional military education seminars at the Marine Corps University as well as at Marine Corps commands on the West Coast. For many years he was a contributing editor and West Coast stringer for Leatherneck magazine. He has appeared in numerous television documentaries on Marine Corps operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Beirut. Hammel has also worked as a freelance acquisitions and line editor, and for ten years operated his own military history publishing firm (Pacifica Press). He lives in California.