Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2LT Frederick J. Hopkins

 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.

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