On Saturday, September 26, Lt. Governor GOP nominee Jenean Hampton was inducted to the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame (KVHOF). The honor is in recognition of both her military service to our nation and to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
"We salute the 2015 class of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame for their service to our state and nation," said Ben Hartman, campaign manager. "Both in her military and civilian career, Jenean Hampton has selflessly served our Commonwealth. We are proud of Jenean for this special recognition."
According to their press release, KVHOF "honored twenty-five new heroes among their ranks in ceremonies at the Frankfort Convention Center on September 25 and 26. The gala event began on Friday night with dinner and the reading of each veteran’s accomplishments while in uniform. The next day each veteran was awarded the "Hall of Fame Medallion" recognizing both their military service to our nation and to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The inductees were selected for their valorous military service and for their combined military/civilian service to our community, state and nation."
HB Deatherage, the founder and director of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame said, “We are excited to have Jenean Hampton nominated and for her to be selected into KVHOF. KVHOF is about honoring veterans who continue to serve above and beyond."
“It is truly an honor to be inducted among this esteemed group of Kentucky veterans,” said Jenean Hampton. “I am humbled by the recognition and evermore committed to serving our great Commonwealth.”
The new inductees were representative of every American conflict, but it is not their actions as war heroes that led to their induction into the prestigious Kentucky Veterans’ Hall of Fame. It is their continued civilian service since returning home that qualifies them for this unique honor. All have continued to serve their nation after returning to the civilian world.
Hampton served 7 years in the United States Air Force as a computer systems officer, writing computer code and testing software. Her military service included a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. Since that time, Hampton has been active in her community both civically and politically. Hampton is involved in many local organizations including the American Legion, The Civil Air Patrol, and the Bowling Green Women's Club. If elected to serve as Lt. Governor, Hampton will be the first African American to hold statewide office in Kentucky.
You can get more information at www.kyveterans.org.