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CPT KIMBERLY NICOLE HAMPTON

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: Easley, SC
  • Date of Birth: 08-18-1976
  • Date of Death: 01-02-2004
  • Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Unit: 1ST SQUADRON (AIR), 17TH CAVALRY, 82D AVIATION BRIGADE
  • Port/Base: FORT BRAGG, NC 28307

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    Today, we remember and honor Army Captain Kimberly Nicole Hampton, from Greenville, South Carolina, the first female military pilot in United States history to be shot down and killed as a result of hostile fire.

    Capt Hampton died on January 2, 2004, while providing cover for ground troops raiding an illicit weapons marketplace. Her OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter was shot down near Fallujah, Iraq.

    She was 28 years old.

    Thank you for your service, ma'am.

    You Are Not Forgotten

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