CTN Jesse "Jess" Hamilton was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/01/2017 at the age of 82.0 (Exact date not known.)
Henderson, NV
Flight Class 63-3W
Date of Birth 03/27/1935
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 179 ASHC in 67, 166 APD in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam SHRIMPBOAT
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More detail on this person: Jesse Hamilton passed away in April 2017. He deployed to Vietnam in 1964.. Upon his return he went to Transportation Corps OCS.. Upon graduation, he was shipped back to Vietnam. While there, flying a CH-47 he was shot. The bullet went in one side of his helmet around the inside, and out the other side, resulting in a brain concussion. Back on flight status in 12 months, Jesse retired in 1973, and found employemnt at Fort Eustis, VA. For 20 years Jesse was President of the Transportation Corps Association of America. Jesse's flight helmet has been on display at the Fort Rucker Museum for many years.

This information was last updated 11/16/2017

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Date posted on this site: 07/12/2023

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