Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Veteran JC Hampton Remembered

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower with the late Corporal J. C. Hampton (far right)

During Veterans Day, JC Hampton is one of the veterans in the Mt. Sinai Community that was thought of as one whose story deserves to be shared with others in Louisville. JC was proud to tell his stories as a paratrooper in the United States Army while serving in the Korean War. He was drafted into the army in 1952. In 1953, he was granted a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve as a presidential guard detail for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. After the end of the war, he returned home to Louisville and married Freddie Stennis and they birthed their only child, Autry. He attended Tuskegee University where he learned to become a brick mason.

JC eventually relocated to Gary, IN where he was able to begin his career in the steel mill and continue his lifelong passions of carpentry, farming and mentoring. In 1995, JC returned home to Louisville, MS to revive his family’s land and to build a home. He became active in his childhood church – Mt. Sinai MB Church - and served as chairman of the Deacon Board.

JC was most known for his work ethic, kind nature, and comedic personality. He utilized his true love of animals and farming to feed and serve his community. He was an all around handyman and carpenter there was nothing much he wasn’t able to do. Corporal JC Hampton passed on April 7, 2018.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

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