CPT Kirby A. Hamilton was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/25/1971 at the age of 22.5 from A/C accident
Fort Bliss,
Flight Classes 68-513 and 68-23
Date of Birth 11/22/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 189 AHC in 68-69
This information was provided by Paul Hamilton (brother), SSN search

More detail on this person: I am Kirby's brother. Kirby A. Hamilton, served as a Warrent Officer and Pilot from October 1968 to October 1969 with the 189th in Vietnam. I do not know which aircraft he piloted (I wish I did).

He died in El Paso while on active duty on May 25, 1971. Stationed at Ft. Bliss at the time. He and two other men were flying low-level harassment maneuvers when their aircraft crashed, killing all three. He was made a Captain post-humously.

I got his birthdate wrong. It was November 22, 1948.

And he recieved his Captain's bars prior to his death, following his graduation from Officer Candidate School.

His service number was: W3162061

Thanks for posting his bio.

Paul Hamilton

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