KYLE S HAMILTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 86 OF THE WALL

KYLE STEVENS HAMILTON

WALL NAME

KYLE S HAMILTON

PANEL / LINE

4W/86

DATE OF BIRTH

05/05/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/28/1971

HOME OF RECORD

ST PAUL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Russell County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KYLE STEVENS HAMILTON
POSTED ON 3.1.2001
POSTED BY: Veterans, 1st Bn. 46th Inf. 198/196 Bdes. Americal

1/46th Inf, 198th/196th Bde. Americal "The Professionals"

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop that steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-laden bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

Kyle Stevens Hamilton was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Medical Platoon, First Battalion, 46th Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. He is honored here by the veterans of 1/46th.

"The Professionals," of 1/46 came in-country via the USS Upshur on October 4, 1967 as part of the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. The 198th became part of the Americal Division. After one month of orientation at Duc Pho, the battalion was deployed north of Chu Lai and patrolled from Hill 54, Hill 69, LZ Young and LZ Baldy in Quang Tin Province. In March of 1969, the battalion moved to LZ Professional, in the mountains southwest of Tien Phuoc, Quang Tin Province, to relieve a battered 1/52 Infantry of the 198th. In July of 1969, 1/46, which had been operating under operational control of the 196th LIB of the Americal, became a permanent member of that brigade. The battalion operated from LZ Professional until August of 1970. In February of 1970, the battalion established a temporary firebase at LZ Mary Ann, at a remote mountain site near Hau Duc, Quang Tin Province. The battalion returned to Mary Ann in the summer of 1970 and operated from there and LZ Young, which was between Tien Phuoc and Tam Ky, during 1970 and 1971. The battalion left Mary Ann in April of 1971 when the Americal Division was deactivated and the 196th Brigade reverted to its status as an independent brigade and deployed at Danang, to provide security for the port. In June, 1972, 1/46 left Vietnam. Of the names on this wall, 233 of them, close to half the battalion's actual field strength at any given time in Vietnam, were members of 1/46, or died while deployed with us.
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POSTED ON 7.4.2000
POSTED BY: Alan Johnson

Tribute to fellow medic

Tribute to fellow medic
Kyle Hamilton was killed in the sapper attack on LZ Mary Ann, March 28, 1971, one of 30 members of 1/46th Infantry, 196th LIB, Americal Div. to perish that night. I was a member of the 1/46th medical platoon, but in an earlier time, the LZ Professional era, from March 69, March 70. But I remember all of the dead of our platoon. I've met some of the guys that were in the 1/46th, during Mary Ann. They say it was one hell of a night. Sleep in peace, Kyle.
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