Passing of Lou Hamilton

November 18, 2020

We are saddened to announce that our park family suffered another loss in 2020 with yesterday’s passing of Visitor Services Volunteer Lou Hamilton.

Lou truly exemplified a commitment to service. He proudly defended our nation in the U.S. Navy and followed that with a career protecting his community as a law enforcement officer. In retirement, Lou channeled his love of helping others as a member of our team. Lou brought passion, humor and a gift for sharing stories to our visitor center every Friday afternoon. He never failed to brighten the day of everyone he met.

We will miss our teammate and friend, and we will keep his memory alive by striving to do as he did and bring a smile to the face of every person who visits Stones River National Battlefield.