Hamp Jurome Sykes, JrPrivate First Class
B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
06 September 1946 - 03 April 1966
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The database page for Hamp Jurome Sykes, Jr
On April 3, 1966, a Company B personnel carrier detonated a mine, killing PFC Hamp J. Sykes and wounding four others. PFC Donald R. Johnson died of his wounds on 06 Apr 1966.
Remembered by his comrades from the
Photo taken by Lt Robert E. Whaley.
You were one of "my guys". As your platoon leader I did my best to bring everyone home but I was not successful. I mourned your loss then and I do to this day. I carry your name in my wallet along with the names of your brothers in arms lost from my platoon. Know that those of us who served with you will not forget.
From his Platoon Leader,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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