Hampton, Henry John, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
2162-Operations & Training Staff Officer (G3 S3)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 2162, 7th Infantry Division
Service Years
1940 - 1950


Lieutenant Colonel

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSG Robert Tate-Deceased to remember Hampton, Henry John, LTC.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Oakland, Alameda, California

Casualty Date
Sep 21, 1950
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

 Unit Assignments
10th Mountain Division (LI)1st Battalion, 86th Infantry X Corps7th Infantry Division
  1944-1945, 1542, 10th Mountain Division (LI)
  1944-1945, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 86th Infantry
  1950-1950, 2162, X Corps
  1950-1950, 2162, 7th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite4
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Berkeley
  1927-1931, University of California, Berkeley
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Last Known Activity
I am attempting to research and secure documents, information, pictures etc for Lt Col Hampton's Tribute pages. Some I have found and recorded in the " My Reflections Pages" on this site. If anyone can add more, please contact me as the administrator of this site.

Lt. Col. Hampton was buried in the 1st Marine Division Cemetery on 22 Sept 1950. Later was re-buried in the San Francisco National Cemetery, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, Section Osa Row 14 Site 4.  His wife was buried by his side.


I am writing this letter to remember Lt Col Henry Hampton, Hq G-3 7th Infantry Division.

I first met Col Hampton (my Boss) when I arrived in Sendai, Japan, as I had just turned 17 in Feb he was quite a formidable figure to me.

But I came to know him as a good man and a good soldier, who was no nonsense, and who knew his job as Chief of Operations for the Division.

After the Inchon invasion, I remember the morning you were  killed 3-4 days later, around Suwon when your party was ambushed by a tank column. It was still dark when I got you a canteen cup of coffee and watched you put on your boots to leave to join up with a task force heading toward Suwon and Kimpo, never realizing that you would not return alive.

I think that was really the first time my young mind really grasped the true meaning of war.

Ironically, my future wife, who was from my hometown was also there in Sendai where her father Capt Clifton Hancock (who is now deceased) was stationed. We of course never met while I was there. She was a school friend of your daughter at the Base school in Sendai.

I would also like to include a tribute to PFC Eddie Brown who was a boyhood friend and was killed in the early days of the war. When we were kids, I always thought of him as "Smilin Eddie".

R L (Bob) Tate 


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