CW2 Douglas L Hopkins was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/19/2013 at the age of 70.0
Willis, TX
Flight Classes 68-17 and 68-29
Date of Birth 10/21/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 128 AHC in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam GUNSLINGER 32
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: On Saturday, October 19th 2013 our beloved husband, brother, uncle, father, grand- father and friend, Douglas Leroy Hopkins entered into eternal rest. One of three children, Doug was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1943 to his parents Alfred LeRoy Hopkins and Anedra Mize Hopkins. He spent his early years in Abilene, Texas and went to Texas Tech University. In 1968, he joined the U.S. Army where he served with honor in Vietnam as a Huey gunship pilot and became a life member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's Association. He was married to Billie Schneider Hopkins for 31 years and for much of this time they lived in the Houston area. He built his career in the oilfield service industry and started his own company; D.H. Rock bit Inc., he eventually passed this legacy on to his son. He was blessed to be reunited with, and then marry Abilene classmate, Carol Ely Hopkins and together they lovingly joined two families forever. Doug was loved throughout his life for his honesty and courage, his passion for good food, good friends, and a good story. Doug had a philanthropic nature, and donated to various different causes, charities and animal rescue groups. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Billie Schneider Hopkins, and his daughter Angela Dawn Hopkins. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife Carol Ely Hopkins; son, Douglas Leroy Hopkins II, his wife Casey and their children Taylor and Jake; step-daughter, Bentley Post and her son Bennett; step-son, Rhett Boren, his wife Jessica and their son Mason; his sisters, Karen Countiss and her husband Richard; Cathey Merrill and her husband Ron; nephews, Jeff Countiss and his children Brant and Brandon; Mike Countiss, his wife Amber and their children Will and Avery; Ron Merrill, his wife Jeannine and their daughters Madeline and Katherine; niece, Julie Countiss and her children Grace and Sam; as well an abundance of truly dear friends. Service will be held at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make a gift to The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or the SPCA of Texas 2400 Lone Star Dr. Dallas, TX 75212.

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