VFW Logo2016 - 2017 State Commander Len Hampton "Make It Happen"

Len Hampton

Len Hampton was born in Camden, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Paulsboro High School. After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy.

Len served from 1965 – 1974. His duty stations included the USS Constellation (CVA 64), USS Bausell (DD 845) and the USS Preble (DLG 9). His decorations include the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal.

Len joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Las Cruces, NM in 2006 and is a member of Post 6917 where he maintains his Legacy Life (Bronze) membership.

He has served in elected and appointed positions at the Post, District and Department (state) levels culminating with his election as Department Commander in 2016-2017.

Hampton is a Life Member of the VFW National Home for Children, the Vietnam Veterans of America along with memberships in several National and local civic organizations.

He and his wife Mary have two adult sons, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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