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Update: In Memory of Gregory V. Hamilton

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Gregory V. Hamilton, 62, a huge proponent for veteran’s rights, will be missed in the Silver Spring community. After complications from cancer, Hamilton passed away Saturday, March 10 at home, according to Bill Gray, Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs.

“We have lost a strong advocate for our veterans, and a good friend,” Gray said.

Hamilton was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 641 in Montgomery County and a member of the County's Commission on Veterans Affairs. He also played an instrumental role in getting legislators in Maryland to designate the day after Thanksgiving Native American Heritage Day.

 The community can pay their respects at the viewing on Thursday, March 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home located at 11800 New Hampshire Ave.

The funeral service will also take place at Hine-Rinaldi Funeral Home. It is tentatively set for Friday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

Tamika Smith March 12, 2012 at 07:15 PM
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Corinne March 12, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Wow. He seemed like a wonderful person
Alan Bowser March 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM
View the County Executive proclamation for Gregory V. Hamilton Day – January 20, 2012: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/hhs/ads/PDFs/greghamiltonproclamation.pdf. View photos of the January 17th Commission on Veterans Affairs event taken by Jerry Nelson, photographer, of www.journeyamerica.org www.journeyamerica.org/People/Greg-Hamilton/21082664_XVXPrj#!i=1676721277&k=473qbSm. View a tribute to Greg Hamilton in the Congressional Record January 13, 2012 pages 5-6 www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2012-01-13/pdf/CREC-2012-01-13.pdf
Alan Bowser March 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM
At its January 17th meeting, the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs, paid tribute to Greg Hamilton. III. Tribute to Gregory V. Hamilton, U.S. Navy, Vietnam Veteran CVA hosted a tribute to honor Gregory V. Hamilton, U.S. Navy, Vietnam Veteran. Greg has been a staunch advocate for services to veterans and for recommending to the County Executive that he establish the Commission on Veterans Affairs in Montgomery County. Greg received a proclamation and thank you from County Executive Isiah Leggett; a Congressional citation presented by Ann Humphrey, representing Congressman Chris Van Hollen; a Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Achievement Medal presented by Tom Insley, MD State Council President, VVA; a Certificate of Appreciation presented by Bill Bennett, President, Montgomery County Chapter 641, VVA; and Appreciation for Years of Service presented by Murray Hall, President, Rolling Thunder Maryland 1, Assistant State Director, MD/VA. Congressman Van Hollen also had an entry made in the Congressional Record outlining Greg’s service to our country. County Executive Leggett was in attendance and commended Greg for his outstanding years of service to veterans and our community. Greg asked the Commission to get more involved in issues relating to the effects of Agent Orange and to assist veterans to get the services that they need.
Demetrius Sykes March 13, 2012 at 04:09 AM
He was and is an original man! One of a kind. I will miss him. He was a teacher, a mentor and friend, and my hero! He rest I the hands of the creator. I love him.

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