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is honored on Panel 50W, Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/4/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Second Lieutenant David Lee Hopkins, Served with Battery K, 4th Battalion, 12th Marine Artillery Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 8/1/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/1/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 2LT David Lee Hopkins, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • For 2LT David Lee HOPKINS, USMC,,,another of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes, who gave his all for us

    Posted on 4/20/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Lieutenant Hopkins, you had given all that mortality can give! You aspired to become a baseball player with the Pirates, but your country called, and you had to go.
    You answered to the call for you felt you must protect and defend our so many have done before. You were one brave man who did brave deeds for America. Your name and fame are the birthright of EVERY American citizen! You had been there and done that! In volunteering to escort a payroll convoy to Camp Carroll, you had shown the bravery that will be remembered for years and years to come. And you had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! I strongly and honestly believe that Jill Corey, whom Avonmore (her home town) and Pittsburgh (where she got her start) can claim as one of their own, and whom I greatly admire as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, including England's Julie Andrews, and her compatriot, Dusty Springfield, who unfortunately passed on some years before, would be proud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to keep our country free! You lived up to the motto of the Corps, SEMPER FIDELIS...Always faithful. You are our hero, Lieutenant! Well done, Sir! Be thou at peace. SEMPER FI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Remembered

    Posted on 4/6/12
    (Photo Credit: Deborah Faulkes) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.