Robert Edwin Lee Hamilton

Private First Class, Army of the United States


From Chattanooga, TN

13 April 1943 - 08 January 1968

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Robert Edwin Lee Hamilton is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Panel 33E Line 086.

24 Jan 2004

Bobby, you were our childhood playmate as well as our cousin. Your smile was like the sunlight in our lives. You were with us a short period of time but we will never forget the happiness you gave to our life. You live on in our hearts and memories. We will always love you.

20 Feb 2004

This is a song that Gary Puckett & The Union Gap released probably in the '70's. The first time I remember hearing it was when I bought the cassette of their "Greatest Hits". I was driving home from my daughter's and had it playing in the tape deck, it was so moving I had to play this song over and over - it reminded me so much of Bobby.


And every night they lie awake
And dream of mama's chocolate cake,
And wonder if they'll be a tomorrow
And will they ever see
Their home and their family,
Or will they ever be back HOME.

And boys who never learned to pray,
Look to the heavens everyday
And stumble through a simple little prayer,
And ask the Lord above
To send them home to the ones they love
OH God I hope they make it HOME.

And every day some young man dies
And in the night some young girl cries,
He'll never hear his baby's laughter
He'll never ever see
His home and his family
OH what he's done for you and me
But I guess he's on his way back HOME.

Written by Mac Davis
Performed by Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
Reproduced under 17 USC 107

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a cousin,
Joyce Frances Jenkins
Cross St. Chattanooga, Tn 37416 

The database page for Robert Edwin Lee Hamilton

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           26 Jan 2004
           Last updated 02/29/2004