Sgt. 1st Class Michael Brett Hamilton of Plano, Texas passed away on October 4, 2021 at the age of 34. He was born on October 19, 1986 to Carolyn Lavee Hamilton and Michael Loyd Hamilton. Michael attended Plano Senior High School. He served as a fire support NCO assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. He arrived in Fort Bragg in 2021 and was originally assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery Brigade. His previous assignments include Hohenfels, Germany; Fort Hood, Texas; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His first unit of assignment after graduating U.S. Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in 2006 was with 1-319 Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Bragg. He had recently returned from the division’s support to Operation Allies Refuge in Afghanistan. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, two NCO Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, four Overseas Service Ribbons, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge.
Michael is survived by his parents, Carolyn Hamilton of Dallas, Texas; Michael Hamilton and wife, Stacy of Plano, Texas; brother, Blake Anthony Hamilton of Arlington, Texas; stepsisters Heather Smith and Lauren Smith; and stepbrother Kevin Smith.
A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North in Allen.