Sunday, January 04, 2004


Where I grew up, I mean.
Helicopter pilot Capt. Kimberly Hampton of Easley was killed in Iraq Friday, making her the first female pilot casualty.

Saturday, her parents wrapped themselves in the memories of her warmth and smile, and her patriotic leanings.

"She believed in what she was doing over there," said her dad, Dale Hampton. "She was a commander of helicopters over there."

He said Hampton wrote of her desire to fly when she was in third grade.

A 1994 graduate of Easley High School, Hampton was deployed Aug. 31, her father said.

Hampton said he hoped his daughter's death would "get some people to pay attention to what's going on over there."

I hope so too, Sir...I hope so too.

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