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  • NEWS | Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
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    First U.S. Female Military Pilot Killed in Action


    An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter was painted as an in-kind donation by Lockheed Martin for the Captain Kimberly Hampton memorial park in Easley, South Carolina

    * Cpt Kimberly Hampton was the first female military pilot in U.S. history to be shot down and killed as a result of hostile fire when her helicopter was hit near Fallujah, Iraq, on January 2, 2004


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    First U.S. Female Military Pilot Killed in Action


    Lockheed Martin, December 18, 2019 - GREENVILLE, SC – Lockheed Martin completed painting the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter that will be a part of the memorial honoring Capt. Kimberly Hampton in Easley, S.C.

    Hampton, a Pickens County native from Easley, died when the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter she was flying was shot down near Fallujah, Iraq, on Jan. 2, 2004.

    Hampton was the first female military pilot in U.S. history to be shot down and killed as a result of hostile fire. She was also the first female combat casualty in Iraq from South Carolina. Hampton was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Air Medal and Purple Heart.

    “Lockheed Martin is committed to honoring our service members and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our freedom,” said Mike Fox, director of the Lockheed Martin’s operation in Greenville. “We are proud to be a part of this community effort to honor and memorialize the legacy of South Carolina’s own Capt. Kimberly Hampton.”

    The memorial park will be located at the Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley.

    About Lockheed Martin: Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.






    Aircraft mentioned in this article :
    Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior 90-00370     ( US Army Aviation )

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    Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
    OH-58 in US Army Aviation
    See also Heroes of Aviation Series: Bell Honors OH-58 Kiowa Warriors

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