Authors speak on SC female pilot killed in action


CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The co-authors of a book on the life and death of the first female pilot killed in action in U.S. history are scheduled to speak at Clemson University.

Ann Hampton and Anna Simon wrote "Kimberly's Flight" about Capt. Kimberly Hampton of Easley. They are slated to speak Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Strom Thurmond Institute.

Ann Hampton is the mother of the 27-year-old whose helicopter was shot down in 2004 over Fallujah during the Iraq war. She was with the 82nd Airborne Division and her helicopter was brought down by a heat-seeking missile.

Simon is a retired journalist who worked as a reporter for The Greenville News for 21 years.

Their talk is part of the Calhoun Lecture Series.

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