Young Soldier Dies of Illness He Contracted in Afghanistan

2009 Armed Forces Inaugural CommitteeMy thoughts go to the family and friends of Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr. only 20-years-old from Kenosha, Wisconsin. This young soldier died July 24 at Brooks Army Medical Center at the Base in San Antonio, Texas. He died from an illness he contracted in Ghazni Province in Afghanistan.

PFc. Hamilton was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division from fort Hood, Texas.


This young soldier was much too young to die and I hope that his family and friends know that we, as Americans, honor his service and send our condolences to his family and friends.

How tragic for  those he left behind. He had so much of his life yet to live.




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