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by Ann Hampton,William B. Caldwell,Anna Simon

  • ISBN: 1612001025
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Ann Hampton,William B. Caldwell,Anna Simon
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
  • Other formats: rtf docx lit mbr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Casemate; First Edition edition (May 19, 2012)
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • FB2 size: 1956 kb
  • EPUB size: 1291 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
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Kimberly’s mother, Ann Hampton, first met Anna Simon at the bleakest point in her life, immediately following her daughter’s death, when Ms. Simon wrote a series of stories for The Greenville News about Kimberly’s life and the reaction in the small Southern town of Easley, SC to her death.

Kimberly’s mother, Ann Hampton, first met Anna Simon at the bleakest point in her life, immediately following her daughter’s death, when Ms. Ann has traveled twice to Iraq, in 2010, as a Gold Star Mom in a "Hugs for Healing" program sanctioned by the .

On 2 January 2002 she led her men into battle in Falluja, Iraq, only to be shot down. She was flying a Kiowa looking for snipers on rooftops

Kimberly's Flight: The Story of Captain Kimberly Hampton, America’s First Woman Combat Pilot Killed in Battle. Kimberly's Flight is an amazing touching story about a southern beautiful blonde with a glowing smile amd a wink for everyone. She excelled at everything she did. She received an appointment to West Point but chose to attend college near her home in South Carolina. On 2 January 2002 she led her men into battle in Falluja, Iraq, only to be shot down. She was flying a Kiowa looking for snipers on rooftops. She is the first female pilot to be downed by enemy fire.

Kimberly Hampton's mother Ann Hampton and journalist Anna Simon wrote a book about Kimberly titled KIMBERLY'S FLIGHT: The Story of Captain Kimberly Hampton, America's First Woman Combat Pilot Killed in Battle References. "Female helicopter pilot was 'living my dreams'", by Sharon Cohen, The Associated Press, published by USA Today, 2004-09-09.

Army Captain Kimberly N. Hampton was living her dream: flying armed helicopters in combat and commanding an armed reconnaissance aviation squadron. 128 people like this topic.

Kimberly's Flight book. Kimberly’s Flight is the story of Captain Hampton’s exemplary life

Kimberly's Flight book. Kimberly’s Flight is the story of Captain Hampton’s exemplary life. This story is told through nearly fifty interviews and her own e-mails to family and friends, and is entwined with Ann Hampton’s narrative of loving and losing a child.

Kimberly's Flight is the story of Captain Hampton's exemplary life. This story is told through nearly fifty interviews and her own e-mails to family and friends, and is entwined with Ann Hampton's narrative of loving and losing a child. Retired award-winning journalist Anna Simon was been a reporter with The Greenville News in South Carolina for 21 years. State Department, where American and Iraqi mothers grieving the deaths of their children worked side-by-side on humanitarian projects, and in 2011 on a humanitarian mission with "Friends of Kurdistan. Hampton was living her dream: flying armed helicopters in combat and commanding D Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry, the armed reconnaissance aviation squadron of the 82nd Airborne Division. An all-American girl from a small southern mill town, Kimberly was a top scholar, student body president, ROTC battalion commander, and highly ranked college tennis player. In 1998 she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.

Anna Simon, Ann Hampton.

U.S. Army Captain Kimberly N. Hampton was living her dream: flying armed helicopters in combat and commanding D Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry, the armed reconnaissance aviation squadron of the 82nd Airborne Division. An all-American girl from a small southern mill town, Kimberly was a top scholar, student body president, ROTC battalion commander, and highly ranked college tennis player. In 1998 she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. Then, driven by determination and ambition, Kimberly rapidly rose through the ranks in the almost all-male bastion of military aviation to command a combat aviation troop. On January 2, 2004, Captain Hampton was flying an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter above Fallujah, Iraq, in support of a raid on an illicit weapons marketplace, searching for an illusive sniper on the rooftops of the city. A little past noon her helicopter was wracked by an explosion. A heat-seeking surface-to-air missile had gone into the exhaust and knocked off the helicopter’s tail boom. The helicopter crashed, killing Kimberly. Kimberly’s Flight is the story of Captain Hampton’s exemplary life. This story is told through nearly fifty interviews and her own e-mails to family and friends, and is entwined with Ann Hampton’s narrative of loving and losing a child. Retired award-winning journalist Anna Simon was been a reporter with The Greenville News in South Carolina for 21 years. She received the South Carolina Press Association’s first place award for Reporting in Depth for 2009, and is a past recipient of multiple awards in education reporting, the press association’s Judson Chapman Award for Community Service, and other news and feature writing awards. Kimberly’s mother, Ann Hampton, first met Anna Simon at the bleakest point in her life, immediately following her daughter’s death, when Ms. Simon wrote a series of stories for The Greenville News about Kimberly’s life and the reaction in the small Southern town of Easley, SC to her death. Ann has traveled twice to Iraq, in 2010, as a Gold Star Mom in a "Hugs for Healing" program sanctioned by the U.S. State Department, where American and Iraqi mothers grieving the deaths of their children worked side-by-side on humanitarian projects, and in 2011 on a humanitarian mission with “Friends of Kurdistan.”
Reviews about Kimberly's Flight: The Story of Captain Kimberly Hampton, America’s First Woman Combat Pilot Killed in Battle (7):
Weiehan
Kimberly's Flight is an amazing touching story about a southern beautiful blonde with a glowing smile amd a wink for everyone. She excelled at everything she did. She received an appointment to West Point but chose to attend college near her home in South Carolina. She played Div 1 tennis, majored in English, excelled in ROTC. Upon graduating from college she was commissioned 2nd Lt in the United States Army which was her life long goal. As a young child she would wear fatigues and play army rolling around in the dirt. In high school and in college she was focused and a leader. Cpt Kimberly continued to be focused and a leader as part of the 17th Cavalry of the 82nd Airborne. She was not one to point her men into battle, she led them. Her men loved and rrspected her. On 2 January 2002 she led her men into battle in Falluja, Iraq, only to be shot down. She was flying a Kiowa looking for snipers on rooftops. She is the first female pilot to be downed by enemy fire. Her mom and many other US moms whose sons and daughters have lost their lives in Iraq have made friends with mothers from Iraq. Cpt Kimberly's mom joined by mom's all over the US traveled to northern Iraq to be entertained by the Kurdish women. They shared stories about their lost loved ones. They were so thankful that Sadam was no longer in power. Sadam gased thousands of Kurds, slaughteted their men and buried their children alive. The Kurdish women spoke in very clear terms that there were WMDs still in Iraq while our troops were there. Moms were entertained in a very lavish fashion. The surroundings were much like Hawaii. Many USA Moms and moms from Iraq still maintain their friendships. Kimberly's Flight is such a good read. Could not put it down.
Fek
This is a true story, written by my sister-in-law about her daughter, my niece. Kimberly was a very special, driven young lady. Had she lived, I feel sure she would have been as successful in life as she has been in death. To learn about her life, read this book. To learn about her accomplishments in death, google her name. She accomplished more in her 27 years than most people do in a long lifetime,
Cktiell
Great story, great book. She was and is America! As well as a true American Hero. Should be required reading for all young people, to understand why they are FREE.
Xtreem
CPT Hampton was was of the finest Officers I have have the honor to serve with. The troopers of 1-17 Cavalry will never forget her sacrifice and courage. As one of the remaining old CAV Troopers still serving I make sure to pass on her story to all the new Troopers. This book is a must read, Airborne, All the Way, Forward......
terostr
This is a quick read but very much worth the time. Everyone in this country should visit The Wall,Gettysburg,Arlington National Cemetery , and read books like this. This very special young lady (Soldier) and countless others, payed for our freedom. Thank you Kimberly and your family for what you have invested in our country.
Velellan
I have enjoyed reading this book the past 2 days. Kimberly was a teammate of mine at Presbyterian College and Ann does such a wonderful job describing the wonderful person Kimberly was. I will cherish this book and cherish the friendship I had with Kimberly. Her parents, Dale and Ann, are so great and I am so happy Ann was able to put everything into words to share with the world. Thank you Dale and Ann for letting me know Kimberly and thank you for sharing her story. Love, Sunny
Jugami
I would recommend this book for any and all parents as well as young adults.I have found that true stories are always the best and this one has it all.Kimberly was an only child who not made her parents proud but also her Country. That is certainly the feeling I got by reading this book.Filled with pride, glory, heatache and healing. The question I had to ask myself after reading this book was,am I or anyone else worth this young hero giving her life for? The answer to that was a resounding no, so I am more grateful than ever for all those who put their lives on the line and in a lot of cases, like Kimberly, litterally give their lives for us all.
Wonderfully written book about an incredible young lady who positively affected so many people, who had a brilliant future in whatever she were to choose to do, and who died so young while serving her country and doing what she wanted to do regardless of the risk to her own life. A great example of a life well lived for all to embrace and emulate.

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