LTC Jeremiah B Hawkins was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/16/2012 at the age of 82.2 from Lung cancer
Annapolis, MD
Date of Birth 12/21/1929
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Jeremiah Hawkins Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah B. Hawkins (Ret.), 82, died at home February 16. He was born December 21, 1929 in Annapolis. He was the fifth child of Lawrence Sr., and Frances Hall Hawkins. Following graduation from high school, he received a degree in Music Education from Howard University. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He began his military career in 1952 in the Regular Army. He was a Distinguished Military graduate and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant Infantry Regular Army. He served as Platoon Leader of Company Basic and Advanced Flight Schools. As Fixed Wing Aviator, he completed Flight Instrument and Multi-Engine Schools and graduated from U.S. Army Helicopter School. Additional career advancements were Basic Infantry, Advanced Infantry and Command and General Staff College. He served in Korea, Germany, Iran and Viet Nam. Jeremiah received numerous awards including the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals and others. He was appointed Master Army Aviator before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1975. He was a Lifetime Charter Member of the U.S. Army Black Aviation Association. Jeremiah enjoyed playing the piano and organ, served as chief musician at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Men. He was a member of the Ft. Meade Flying Club. His hobbies included flying, tinkering with a 1968 classic Buick and supporting the Washington Redskins. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Anna Newsome Hawkins; his children, Wilbert Jerome Newsome, and Jacqueline Hawkins Moore and her husband Konis Moore; his brother, Benjamin Hawkins; two sisters Julia Tuten and Mary Craig; grandchild, Jabari Hawkins and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Viewing is 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, February 24 at Reese Funeral Home,1922 Forest Drive, Annapolis. Funeral Saturday, February 25, viewing 10 to 11 a.m., service 11 a.m. at Mt. Tabor Methodist Church, 1421 St. Stephens Church Rd, Crownsville. Internment at Arlington National Cemetery will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Lung Cancer Foundation of America 15 South Franklin Street New Ulm, MN 56073, 507-354-1361, www.lcfamerica.org

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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