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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