HONORED ON PANEL 44E, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

DAVID LEE HAMPTON

WALL NAME

DAVID L HAMPTON

PANEL / LINE

44E/36

DATE OF BIRTH

05/28/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WOOD RIVER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Madison County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID LEE HAMPTON
POSTED ON 11.2.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. I am 73 and have lived a long and fulfilling life. It is tragic you never had that same opportunity. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 7.4.2021
POSTED BY: Bob Kennedy

July 4, 2021

Dave, I think of you so often. I still suffer mentally that you died in my place that day. I think if you were alive today you would be horrified at what our beloved America is becoming. Certainly not what you would've wanted. Certainly not what you and all the Patriots like you, buried all over the world who were killed so our Country could live free would have allowed.
You paid the ultimate price so we could remain free... But America as you knew it is changing into something less, much less. Certainly they have no idea what the value of Freedom and Liberty is, because they're willing to throw it aside for some ideology that we were fighting against. You would be livid to see this with your own eyes. Pray for us my friend, that we may hang on to the gift of Freedom.
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POSTED ON 5.21.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your 72nd birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Forever 18.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 12.21.2019

Final Mission of PFC David L. Hampton

On March 13, 1968, a U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division convoy was traveling between Kontum and Dak To on Highway QL-14, eight miles north of Pleiku in Pleiku Province, RVN, when it was ambushed at approximately 11:15 AM by a North Vietnamese Army force estimated at 300 soldiers. The convoy had 150 vehicles formed from three engineer companies: the 509th Panel Bridge and the 70th and 585th Dump Truck. The enemy attacked from behind foliage on both sides of the road utilizing small arms, automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenade fire, and claymore mines. Satchel charges were thrown at the trucks in hopes of destroying them. The Engineers fought back with unit weapons, however, as an Engineer convoy, Companies 509, 70 and 585 were not equipped with the best weaponry. They were outgunned–and stuck–in a fight that lasted over five hours. During the battle, the convoy was supported by U.S. Army helicopter gunships and Air Force tactical air strikes. The Americans were able to inflict forty-eight enemy deaths and suffered thirteen U.S. killed and seven wounded. The lost engineers included PFC William E. Dean, SP4 Raymond P. Dobrzynski, PFC David L. Hampton, PFC Walter E. Handy, 2LT William J. Hondel, PVT Russell E. Hupe, 1LT Kosmas P. Kapetanopoulos, SP4 Drek A. Landes, SP4 Glen H. Mosley Jr., PFC Alvin J. Munson, SP4 Larry D. Sherman, SP4 Joseph R. Wenzler, and SP4 William P. Worley. Damage to convoy vehicles was moderate. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vvmf.org, and “Seeking a photo, he uncovers a fallen soldier’s final hours.” uwm.edu/news, May 19, 2015]
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POSTED ON 3.19.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC David Hampton,
Thank you for your service as a Pioneer. Your 51st anniversary just passed, sad. Today is the last day of winter. The war was years ago, but we all need to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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