James M. (Mike) Hopkins
Born Dec. 1, 1945, Orange, Texas. Died July 5, 2012, Richardson, Texas. B.S. Chemistry, 1968, Centenary College of Louisiana. Drafted, U.S.Army, Feb. 1969 while attending graduate school at East Texas State University. Basic Training Ft. Polk, La.; Artillery AIT, Ft. Sill, OK. Assigned to 1st Infantry Div., RVN, July, 1969. Served near Lai Khe, Dau Tieng, Michelin Rubber Plantation, Iron Triangle, Trapezoid. Re-assigned to 9th Infantry Division, 1970. Served near Tan An, Tay Ninh, 'Parrot's Beak' Cambodia. DEROS July, 1970. M.S. Chemistry, 1972, East Texas State University. Wife: Deanna Shlee Hopkins (1998). Two sons: Damon (b. 1971) and Jeremy (b. 1977). Four Grandchildren: Elizabeth Ann (b. 1996), Mary Rose (b. 2000), and Amanda Marie (b. 2005) Joshua David (b. 2008) . E-mail to: deanna@ont.com