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Former Minonk resident first COVID-19 fatality in Washington, DC

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - Posted 10:00:33 AM

We have received word from Brian Folkerts that, John Hammond, a former classmate of his was the first person to die from the COVID-19 virus in Washington, DC.  A 1979 MDR graduate, Mr. Hammond was a Franciscan friar in the Washington, DC area and had been suffering from leukemia.

Here is a link to the notice of his death.   

Here is another link to Mr. Hammond's death.