Bill Hampton

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Naples, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army and National Guard

Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 4

Chief Warrant Officer Bill Hampton served two tours in Vietnam as Chinook helicopter pilot and served in the National Guard for over 30 years.

He loved flying, traveling, camping, horses, dogs, family and friends. He loved the U.S. Army and his country. Bill was a very strong and moral man. He fought lung cancer after his exposure to Agent Orange, which took him way too soon. He thought that after surviving Vietnam, the fight was over, but the invisible enemy came out of hiding and killed him like a coward.

Bill Hampton was a true hero. Agent Orange was an unexpected enemy that many Vietnam survivors fell victim to here at home.

Age: 67

Date of Death: May 19, 2003

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