CPT Hopkins Payne Breazeale was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/11/2012 at the age of 68.0
Sarasota, FL
Flight Class 69-3
Date of Birth 03/01/1944
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with HMM-165 in 70, HMM-263 in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam PEACH BUSH 50
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Hopkins Payne Breazeale, III, beloved brother, uncle, and friend, passed away March 11, 2012 while visiting his brother in North Carolina. He was born March 1, 1944 and grew up in Baton Rouge. He attended Sewanee Military Academy and Louisiana State University. He was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Upon his military retirement, he moved to New Orleans where he lived for 10 years before moving to Sarasota, FL where he owned Mail Boxes and More of Siesta Key for 18 years before retirement. He is survived by a brother, John Nichols Breazeale and wife Tracy of Buck Creek, NC; a sister, Annette Breazeale and husband Mark Konrad of Sarasota; two nephews, Scott Lee and John Payne Breazeale; two nieces, Adelaide Lee and Amanda Breazeale; and his beloved dog, Toby. He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth Ann and Hopkins Payne Breazeale, Jr. A military funeral will be held on Friday, March 23, at 11:30 AM at the National Cemetery of Sarasota. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in his name be made to: Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 380894, Murdock, Florida 33938.

Published in The Advocate on March 21, 2012

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