Hampton will also be honored in 2018 in her home of Pickens County by county council members who obtained a decommissioned Kiowa Warrior. The Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library is currently a consideration for where to place the helicopter in her honor.
“They got a group of citizens that have come together to raise money to help offset some of the cost,” said Pickens County Council chairman Roy Costner. “The actual helicopter itself will come from the federal government. It’ll be gifted to the county.”
Councilman Ensley Feemster, a veteran, says the vote brings them one step closer to paying tribute to a soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice. “I think it’s a wonderful way to honor her,” Feemster says. “I’m just happy we’re working on getting it done.”