In January, 2004, Capt. Hampton made the ultimate sacrifice as she died serving her country in Fallujah, Iran.
To honor Hampton’s birthday Wednesday, her parents Dale and Ann Hampton will sponsor the sixth annual Capt. Kimberly Hampton Memorial Blood Drive in cooperation with The Blood Connection.
Blood donations can be made at any of the following locations from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.:
Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Rd., Easley
Bi-Lo Pickens, 2700 Gentry Memorial Hwy., Pickens
Bi-Lo Clinton, 927 South Broad St., Clinton
The Blood Connection, 435 Woodruff Rd., Greenville
The Blood Connection, 1308 Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca
The Blood Connection, 1224 Spring St., Greenwood
The Blood Connection, 1954 East Main St., Easley
From 7:30 a.m. - 4 p,m. donations may be made at Fort Hill Natural Gas, 311 S. Pendleton St., Easley
From 3 p.m.- 7 p.m., donations may be made at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 West Main St., Walhalla
In a letter home a year before her death, Hampton wrote from Afghanistan, “If anything ever happens to me, you can be certain that I am doing the things I love. I’m living my dreams for sure-living life on the edge at times and pushing the envelope. But I’m doing things others only dream about from the safety and comfort of home. I wouldn’t trade this life for anything – I truly love it! So worry if you must, but you can be sure that your only child is living a full, exciting life and is happy.”
Her parents take comfort in Hampton’s dedication to her career and are proud of their daughter constantly giving to others.
”What better way to say “Happy Birthday” to Kimberly than to give others ‘the gift of life’?” Ann Hampton said.