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Larry D. Hamilton


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Hamilton, Larry D. Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.) CAPT Larry D. Hamilton, a retired US Navy Public Affairs Officer and defense industry media relations and public affairs specialist, died on April 5, 2017 from diabetes complications.Hamilton retired as a Captain from the position of Deputy Chief of Information in 1982. After retiring from the Navy, he moved to Pensacola FL as Senior VP marketing for The Windham Company, and then partner and president of Barnhart Hamilton Campfield, Inc., an advertising and PR firm. Hamilton retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2002, where he had been Director of Washington corporate communications and international public relations since 1986. Community interests included The Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi), and Navy League Councils in Atlanta,Washington, DC, and Pensacola. Hamilton earned a B.S. in Journalism Education from Drake University, Des Moines, IA in 1958, an M.S. in International Affairs from George Washington University, Washington, DC in 1971, and was a graduate of the Command and Staff course at the Naval War College. He was born October 14, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa and is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Dahl Hamilton; a son John Hamilton and wife Cheri, Franklin, TN; a daughter Susan Hamilton, Hamilton, OH; three grandchildren, Jack Hamilton,Lane Hamilton, and Davis Mansfield; his brother LTCOL James Hamilton, USA (Ret),Washington, DC; and step brother, William Plander, Minneapolis, MN. A son, David Wallace Hamilton, died in January 1975.Services and burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in the Post Chapel on Thurs 3/29/18 at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in his memory to the US Navy Memorial in Washington, DC (www.navymemorial.org). Please sign the Guestbook at www.legacy.com/washingtontimes
Published in Washington Times on Mar. 16, 2018
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