HAWKINS ALGIN S

COL Algin "Al" S. Hawkins was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/12/2012 at the age of 82.9
El Paso, TX
Date of Birth 01/29/1930
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with HHC/1 AVN 1 INF in 66-67
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Col. Algin S. Hawkins (Al), U.S. Army Retired, age 82, died Wednesday, December 12, 2012. He was born in Birmingham, AL on January 29, 1930 to Paul and Aletha Hawkins. After attending the University of Alabama he received his Commission as a 2LT in 1951. He went on to a distinguished 32 year career in the Army that included tours in the Korean Conflict and with the Big Red One in the Vietnam War. Being a Master Army Aviator and Instructor was his true military passion. A commander in the Army's first Chinook Battalion, he beamed with pride as this new helicopter has become a critical asset saving countless lives on the battlefields. He went on to master and fly many other rotary and fixed wing aircraft. As a graduate of Command and General Staff College and the Army War College, Colonel Hawkins excelled in his career whether in an academic, staff or field tactical environment. He was awarded the Legion of Merit (2OLC), Distinguished Flying Cross (1OLC), Bronze Star Medal with V Device (2OLC) and numerous other medals. In 1982 Col Hawkins retired in the famed 'Quadrangle' at Fort Sam Houston. His love and commitment to family was his badge of honor. He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Elaine G. Hawkins; children, Algin "Bo" S. Hawkins, Jr., and his wife, Marye, Gwen H. Solis and her husband, Tom, T. Randall Hawkins and his wife Amy; grandchildren, Karen, Jonathan, Jenna, Gregory, Jessi, Matthew, Skylar, Andrew, Michael, Amber; great-grandson, Brogan. Holding on to his Alabama roots even in Heaven, we can still hear him saying "ROLL TIDE"! The visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Porter Loring Mortuary North.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012 10:30 A.M. FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 1520 HARRY WURZBACH

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association of San Antonio, 7400 Louis Pasteur Drive, #200 San Antonio, TX 78229. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com

Published in Express-News on December 16, 2012

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