John Edison Hampton

Private First Class
C TRP, 3RD SQDN, 4TH CAVALRY, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
13 April 1943 - 23 June 1966
Whitesburg, Kentucky
Panel 08E Line 080

25 INF DIV

4TH CAV RGT
Armor

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for John Edison Hampton



14 Jul 2008

It is funny how even though you never met someone they can have an affect upon you. Private Hampton died before I was born. I can remember his picture being displayed proudly in our home with a half dollar that he gave my grandmother before he shipped out. He told her that he would not be coming home, how true were those words. I don't know what happened that long ago day, I do know that it took his life. I used to look at that picture and wonder who that man was. He made such an impression on the family that hung with other members of the family. Since I moved away from the home many years ago, I have not seen the picture. I will never forget the time I visited the Wall and the feelings I had. Mr. Hampton, you live in my heart. I have heard you were a good man and a good friend to some of my kin. For all that and your sacrifice, I am grateful.

From the son of a friend,
Jesse Hall
poorrich0407@insightbb.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

C Troop, 3rd Sqdn, 4th Cavalry lost three men on 23 June 1966:
  • SSG Francisco Luna, Victoria, TX;
  • PFC John E. Hampton, Whitesburg, KY; and
  • PFC Rudolph Whitaker, Wilson, NC.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
the son of a friend,
Jesse Hall
poorrich0407@insightbb.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 14 Jul 2008
Last updated 08/10/2008