Charles Hopkins (US Army)


Charles Hopkins was born January 1947 on a farm in Spokane, MO. At the age of 15, his family moved to California where he graduated from high school and subsequently joined the Army in 1966. Basic training was at Fort Bliss, Tx with AIT Training as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at Fort Belvoir VA. From 1967-1968, Charles was assigned to the 864th Engineers for 20 months of active duty repairing heavy equipment along Highway 1 around the Da Nang and Nha Trang area in Vietnam. Charles returned stateside to Fort Leonard Wood, MO until his E.T.S. as a Map Reading Instructor.

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