2LT Frederick J. Hopkins was born in 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Ellis Lee and Harriet H. (Rutter) Hopkins. His father worked as a machinist in a rail road shop.
When drafted in May 1942, Frederick was working in a machine shop. At some point he was identified as officer "material" and sent to OCS. After commissioning he was sent to England and assigned to F Company 116th Infantry. He made the D-Day landing on 6 Jun 1944 and survived the amphibious assault albeit with a wound which got him evacuated to hospital. After recovery he was returned to the unit from the replacement depot on 11 Aug 1944, again to serve as a platoon leader. 2LT Hopkins was killed in action on 30 Aug 1944.
2LT Hopkins is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.