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  PFC James Harvey Hopson    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Charlie Company
2nd Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC James Harvey Hopson, who died in the service of his country on March 21st, 1967 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Multi-Frag. At the time of his death James was 21 years of age. He was from Muskegon, Michigan. James is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 17E, Line 5.

The decorations earned by PFC James Harvey Hopson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

James is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon, MI. Lot 9, Block 24, Range 26.

(The following Virtual Wall Post is from a high school classmate.)

Basketball Hero

Jim Hopson was a basketball star at Muskegon High School. He could leap about 5 feet off the ground and led the Big Reds to a very high state ranking. I think about him a lot and am very saddened about his death. He was a great guy and an outstanding athlete. We will always miss him.

Stanley Kantor
4500 S.W. Roxbury Pl.
Seattle, Wa. 98136 U.S.

James' Muskegon team his senior year was rated in the state's top ten for most of the season. James was a co-captain and was named first-team forward in his conference. He also participated in track.