Sykes, Hamp Jurome, Jr., PFC

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Private First Class
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Infantry (Enlisted)
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1966-1966, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry/B Company
Service Years
1965 - 1966

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Apr 03, 1966
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
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Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens South - Glenwood, Illinois
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06E 082

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  Tributes from Others: Sep 9, 2015  

On April 3, 1966, a Company B personnel carrier detonated a mine, killing PFC Hamp J. Sykes and wounding four others. PFC Donald R. Johnson died of his wounds on 06 Apr 1966.
Remembered by his comrades from the
Photo taken by Lt Robert E. Whaley.
Provided by Norman "Butch" Petit
You were one of "my guys". As your platoon leader I did my best to bring everyone home but I was not successful. I mourned your loss then and I do to this day. I carry your name in my wallet along with the names of your brothers in arms lost from my platoon. Know that those of us who served with you will not forget.
From his Platoon Leader,
Robert Whaley
16 Nov 2004
Dan  Peterson

rest in peace
Apr 1, 2009
Bob  Whaley
Platoon Leader
Memorial Day 2008
Memorial Day 2008
The memory of “my guys” is in the back of my mind daily, but days like today the thoughts are “front and center”. We, the lucky, live on because of your sacrifice and we will not forget. God rest your soul.

May 26, 2008
Garnet  Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~ You Are Not Forgotten ~

In Remembrance of your sacrifice, with a Multitude of Thanks for your Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well Pfc Hamp Jurome Sykes and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967..... "FOR WE KNOW THAT IF OUR EARTHLY HOUSE, THIS TENT, IS DESTROYED, WE HAVE A BUILDING FROM GOD, A HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS." ~2 Corinthians 5:1 ~
Apr 3, 2008
manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
Apr 3, 2007
Robert Whaley
Platoon Leader
261 Old Sulphur Spring Rd.
Manchester, MO 63021 USA
Too many died but you were special because you were one of mine. It was a terrible quirk of fate that you hit that mine. It was one of those days that lives on in my memory. You were a good soldier. God rest your soul.
Thursday, May 03, 2001
I'm Anonymous
Just a note to thank YOU for YOUR sacrifice to a great nation.
Friday, November 16, 2001
Denis McDonough
Fellow Bobcat 1/5 Mech

Hamp, I just wanted you to know, you are not forgotten. You are loved and missed. My prayers to you and your family. The photo of Hamp was courtesy of Norman "Butch" Petit
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Memorial Day
Memorial Day 2009
While my thoughts of you come often, this is the day those thoughts overpower all the others. Rest well knowing you gave your all and your memory lives on in the hearts of your family, your comrades in arms, and your platoon leader.
Posted by: Bob Whaley
Relationship: We served together
Monday, May 25, 2009
 I will never forget you
I still miss you after all these years. I will never forget the time we spent together in the 1st Platoon of B Co 1st Bn 5th Inf Reg 25th Div out of Cu Chi 1966. We set on the same Ambushes, walked the same Patrols and drank from the same canteens until that bad day in the Ho Bo Woods 3rd of April 1966.

With Love, Respect & Honor,
Butch Petit
Posted by: Norman
Relationship: Same Platoon
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Remembering the Soldiers
Soldiers go to war fighting with courage and strength for their country. For those who lost their lives I would like to recognize. For they made the ultimate sacrifice and deserve to be honored. Thank you Hamp Jurome Sykes Jr you will never be forgotten
Posted by: Haley Grace
Saturday, April 12, 2003

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