Date of Birth: 01/28/1947
High School: Murrell Dobbins Vocational High School
Street: Foster Road
Branch of Service: Army
Date of Casualty: 07/11/1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Ngai
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 12
Panel Row: 11
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"Ham" Hamilton played quarterback at Mumrell Dobbins Vocational High School, where he studied mechanical design before graduating in 1964. He was a draftsman at Gimpel Machine Works Inc. for two years before entering the Army in October 1965. The 21-year-old sergeant was sent to Vietnam in October 1967, and was a team leader in Company C of the 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry, Americal Division. Hamilton died in Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, on July 11, 1968, three days after his first wedding anniversary, when he was hit by fragments from an enemy booby trap. He was survived by his wife, parents, a brother and two sisters.