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Richard C. Hampton Jr.

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Richard C. Hampton Jr. “is a poet and retired member of the U.S. Navy. A native of Pennsylvania, he became a Navy hospital corpsman working in hospitals, clinics and operational fleet marine force units. While serving with various Marine Corps units he deployed in support of humanitarian operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Sierra Leone. Hampton also participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism in Iraq. Hampton is dedicated to educating the public on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other challenges that affect military service members through the use of poetry. He resides with his family in Yuma, Ariz.”  Richard C. Hampton Jr., is the author of War Time Poetry (Volume 1).

According to the book description of War Time Poetry (Volume 1), “Initially inspired to write by his own service and as a tribute to others who wear the uniform, Hampton offers a poetry collection that he believes can offer meaning and solace to anyone facing challenges in life. Filled with descriptive phrases depicting a life fraught with danger and loneliness, the collection also emphasizes the powerful motivations for service and the rewards that come from such a sacrifice. The poems offer Hampton’s reflections on the call to war, the shock of a wound, loss of innocence and the struggle to regain emotional balance in the wake of conflict. Particularly interested in helping service members battling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Hampton offers words of hope and encouragement in an effort to aid in their journey back to emotional health.

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