This library, located in Easley, honors Captain Kimberly Nicole Hampton, who was the first female pilot in the United States Army to be killed by enemy fire. We would like to learn more about Captain Hampton and the library in order to make this page better. If you can help, please add info below. Thank you!
Hampton Memorial Library: Help Build This Page
The South Carolina Picture Project is a grassroots labor of love, built over many years by citizens across the state. This landmark entry is especially in need of attention. Are you familiar with the Hampton Memorial Library or its namesake? If so, please take a moment to fill in one or more of the following fields based on your knowledge. We really appreciate your help, and we will credit you for your contribution. Thank you!
Bill L. Segars says
Thank you Candy Jones for bring Captain Hampton to the attention of the South Carolina Picture Project (SCPP). This page epitomizes exactly what SCPP strives to do; honor deserved people, places and sites in South Carolina. This page, featuring the sacrifice of Captain Hampton, screams for more accurate information. If anyone has or is will to share more personal information, please come forward and send it to SCPP so that she can be properly honored by all of South Carolina.
As a 21 year veteran and a proud American, to Captain Hampton’s family and friends I send my condolences along with my appreciation for her and your ultimate sacrifice. Nothing will bring this unselfish young person back to you, but it is my hope that in some small way SCPP can honor her and the influence that you had on her life as others read about the life that she lived. Thank you.
Candy Jones says
Thanks Bill. I put Robin in touch with Kimberly’s mom. There is a book co-authored by Ann Hampton and Amma Simon about the life of Kimberly.