MINGO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons
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MINGO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA MILITARY LEGACY
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      WORLD WAR I
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CRUMB
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JESSE CRUMB (1896 - circa 1918), DIED OF WOUNDS, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Chattaroy, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Martin County, Kentucky.  Lincoln, Wayne County, West Virginia.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  January 1896 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Cynthia / Sintha A. Perry and Harrison Crumb.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
SERVICE NUMBER:  654056.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Engineers.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Company B, 2nd Regiment, 6th Engineers Detachment, U. S. Army, World War I.
30 APRIL 1918 SAILED FROM HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY:  Left the United States on Military Transport Ship, MARTHA WASHINGTON.  Relative, Syntha Crum of Chattroy (Chattaroy), West Virginia.
BURIAL:  Twice.
REPATIATED, 6 AUGUST 1921, SAILED FROM ANTWERP, BELGIUM:  His body was on board the U.S.A.T. WHEATON, a U. S. Army Military Transport Ship.  Later the ship docked in Hoboken, New Jersey.   Crum, Jesse, Private, 654056, Company B, 6th Engineers, Cable Reference No. 40, Code No. 30.  
SOURCES:  Census.  Soldiers Of The Great War, copyright 1920.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.

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HALE
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EMORY ARTHUR HALE (1894-1967), WOUNDED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  East Fourth Avenue, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Swords Creek, Russell County, Virginia.  Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.  Moore Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.  Wayne County, West Virginia.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  On the 1900 Census, he was born May 1894.  He was born 28 June 1894 at Sword Creek, Virginia, USA, Per his WWII West Virginia Draft Registration Card.
PARENTS:  Nellie R. Davis and Thomas Preston Hale.
SPOUSE:  Mae Hale.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
SERVICE NUMBER:  NSR 107291.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Machine Gun Battalion.                                                                                                                                COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  2nd Company, 5th Machine Gun Battalion, U. S. Army, World War I.  U. S. World War II West Virginia Draft Registration Card.  West Virginia Death Index.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SHIP, 18 SEPTEMBER 1917:  Private Emory A. Hale, a Passenger on a U. S. Army Transport Ship, CARMANIA, Sailed out of New York, N. Y.  His father, Thomas Hale was living in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
U. S. ARMY PASSENGER, 24 APRIL 1919:  PFC Emory A. Hale, ASC Requisition and Claim Service, U. S. Army was a Military Passenger on the S. S. PATRIA, Sailed out of Marseilles, France.  Later, Arrived in New York.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 October 1967 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Huntington, Wayne County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Memory Garden Cemetery, Huddy, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.  West Virginia Vital Records, Birth, Marriage, Death.  World War II West Virginia Registration Draft Card.

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PERRY
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WALTER PERRY (1900-1918), KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.   
HOMETOWN:  Kermit, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Lincoln and Union in Wayne County, West Virginia.    
DATE OF BIRTH:  March 1900 in West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Rebecca Stepp and James Perry.
GRANDPARENTS:  Emariah H. Williamson and Nathaniel Perry.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Malinda Marcum and Elias Williamson, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Elizabeth Jackson and Alden Williamson, American Revolutionary War.
SISTER:  Victoria Perry, who married Charles Sellards.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
SERVICE NUMBER:  2300707.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company I, 49th Infantry, U. S. Army, World War I.  (The Commander was Captain Edwin L. MacLean of the 49th Infantry.)
U. S. MILITARY TRANSPORT SHIP, 18 JULY 1918 SAILED FROM NEW YORK:  Left the United States on Military Transport Ship, REGINA DE ITALIA.
DATE OF DEATH:  circa 1918, presumably in France.
SOURCES:  Census.  Soldiers Of The Great War, Volume III, copyright 1920.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.
NOTE:  I placed Walter Perry on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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WORLD WAR II
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HOPKINS

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HOPKINS BROTHERS:
ALEX MONT HOPKINS AND THOMAS JAMES HOPKINS

ALEX MONT HOPKINS (1925-2007), U.S. NAVY, USS HEALY (DD672), WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1 October 1925 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
PARENTS:  Della Ruby Marsh and Robert Austin Hopkins.
SPOUSE:  Orlean Price, daughter of Nancy Mullins and Carl Price.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Huntington, West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  28 February 1944 in Huntington, West Virginia.
SERVICE NUMBER:  928 70 26.
RANK:  S1c, Seaman First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Navy.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS HEALY (DD672), Destroyer, Fletcher Class, First Received on Board on 31 May 1944 from the USS MIAMI for Duty.  Pacific Theater, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  USS HEALY earned 8 Battle Stars in WWII.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 June 2007.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.
NOTE:  I placed Alex Mont Hopkins on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


THOMAS JAMES HOPKINS (1928-1984), U. S. ARMY, POST-WORLD WAR II AND KOREAN WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Ross, Ohio.
DATE OF BIRTH:  9 March 1928, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Della Ruby Marsh and Robert Austin Hopkins.
SPOUSE:  Mable Moore, second wife.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
REGISTRATION DATE:  4 March 1946, Post-World War II.
SECOND ENLISTMENT:  13 November 1950.  DISCHARGED: 20 August 1952, Korean War.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  United States Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  2 February 1984, Ross, Ohio.
CEMETERY:  Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, Mingo County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Obituary.  Ohio Death Record.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Index.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards, 1940-1947.  Virginia Marriage Records.
NOTE:  I placed Thomas James Hopkins on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


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 SAMUEL BENTON HOPKINS (1922-1997), UNITED STATES ARMY, CRITICALLY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF REMAGEN, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  531 Peter Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Roanoke, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 December 1920, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mae M. Sammons and George Lester Hopkins.
GRANDPARENTS:  Rachael Frances Bradshaw (1/16 Native American) and Andrew Jackson Sammons.
GRANDPARENTS:  Martha Mayetta “Mollie” Lawless, second wife and James Austin Hopkins.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooton and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.
SPOUSE:  Mildred Juanita Davis, daughter of Florence A. Moorefield and Thomas S. Davis.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Mingo County, West Virginia.
SON:  Thomas Lester Hopkins, U. S. Navy, Vietnam War.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  23 December 1941 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  20 September 1945.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  European and Pacific Campaigns.  Critically wounded in the battle to cross the Rhine River at the Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  30 May 1997, Roanoke, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, Roanoke County, Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Purple Heart.  Bronze Star.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index.  U. S. Veterans’ Gravesites.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  West Virginia Birth Index.
NOTE:  I placed Samuel Benton Hopkins on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SAMMONS
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SAMMONS BROTHERS:
JOSEPH EDWARD SAMMONS AND RUFUS BURGESS SAMMONS

JOSEPH EDWARD SAMMONS (1926-2005), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  532 Stone Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Sycamore Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.  Naples, Collier County, Florida.
DATE OF BIRTH:  31 August 1926, East Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Bessie Hopkins and Ezekiel “Zeke” Sammons.
GRANDPARENTS:  Andrew Jackson Sammons and Rachel Frances Bradshaw (1/16 Native American), whose third-great-grandmother was:  Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.  Gliding Swan was the wife of Jacob Castle I.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooten and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.
SPOUSE:  Pauline Baisden, married November 1950, divorced 12 June 1963, Erie County, Ohio.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  28 November 1944 in Huntington, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  27 August 1946.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  339th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  5 November 2005, Naples, Collier, Florida.
SOURCES:  Census.  Family Bible.  Social Security Death Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Index.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  WWII Envelope With Military Address.
NOTE:  I placed Joseph Edward Sammons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

RUFUS BURGESS “BEAR” SAMMONS (1920-1969), USS SONOMA III ATA 175, AUXILARY RESCUE OCEAN TUGBOAT, PLANK OWNER, SERVICE FORCE, ATLANTIC FLEET AND PACIFIC FLEET, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Sycamore Street, Stone Street and Smithfield Street in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.  Helix McCoy Homeplace, Old Hardy Highway, Pike County, Kentucky for one year.  For many years a neighbor’s mailbox at 601 Peter Street, was used to also receive Bear’s mail; therefore a long walk up and down steps on a steep hill was avoided.
DATE OF BIRTH:  8 September 1920, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Bessie Hopkins and Ezekiel “Zeke” Sammons.
GRANDPARENTS:  Andrew Jackson Sammons and Rachel Frances Bradshaw (1/16 Native American), whose third-great-grandmother was:  Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.  Gliding Swan was the wife of Jacob Castle I.  
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooton and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.
SPOUSE:  Mary Magdalene “Maggie” McCoy, daughter of Marinda Stanley and Helix McCoy.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  8 November 1943.  DISCHARGE DATE:  30 December 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER:  828 84 29.
RANK:  MoMM2c(T).
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  SV-6.  USNR.  United States Naval Reserve.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS SONOMA III ATA 175, Auxiliary Rescue Ocean Tugboat, Service Force, Atlantic Fleet and Pacific Fleet, United States Navy, World War II.
U. S. WORLD WAR II NAVY MUSTER ROLLS, 1938-1949:
~  U. S. S. ATA 175, DAY OF COMMISSIONING:  3rd DAY OF AUGUST 1944, DATE OF SAILING.
Sammons, Rufus B.  Service Number:  828 84 29.  Rating at Date of Last Report:  MoMM3c.  Branch of Service:  SV – 6.  First Received on Board: 3 August 1944 From USNTC, Miami, Florida.
~ U. S. S . ATA 175, 5th DECEMBER 1944, SAILING FROM SEEADLER HARBOR, MANUS ISLAND.
Sammons, Rufus B. 828 84 29 MoMM3c SV-6, Change of Rating on December 1, 1944 to MoMM2c(T).
~ U. S. S. ATA 175, REPORT OF CHANGES FOR MONTH ENDING 1 DECEMBER 1945.
Sammons, Rufus Burgess.  828 84 29.  Rating at Date of Last Report:  MoMM2c (T). 
Branch of Service:  USNR.  Transferred:  26 November 1945 To U. S. For Discharge.
USS SONOMA III ATA 175 SERVICE AND RESCUE MISSIONS:
~ 24 – 28 August 1945 she assisted SS ALICE N. RICE in clearing Kinabakagan Reef and damaged her rudder in the process.  After repairs at Subic Bay she resumed towing operations between the Islands of the Philippine Archipelago.
~ 25 AND 26 October 1945, the tug participated in the salvage of SS RALPH W. EMERSON, which had run aground on a mud shoal in Davao Gulf off Mindanao.  During assignment in the Philippines, she also visited Samar Island and the city of Manila.
SOURCE:  Directory of Tugs of the Rescue Ocean Tugs – ATR, NAVSOURCE; navsource.org.  Navy History and Heritage Command; navy.mil.  wikipedia.org.
SERVICE STATIONS AND VESSELS:  NTS, Great Lakes, Illinois.  USNTC, Miami, Florida.  USS ATA 175.  Returned home on the USS Windham Bay.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  American Theatre.  Philippine Theatre.
DATE OF DEATH:  11 June 1969, Pike County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Buried 14 June 1969 at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, Mingo County, West Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Victory Medal.  Philippine Liberation Ribbon.  
SOURCES:  Census.  Family Bible.  Kentucky Death Certificate.   Kentucky Marriage, Pike County.  Personal World War II Documents.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 11939-1949.  West Virginia Birth Certificate.
NOTE:  I placed my father-in-law, Rufus Burgess “Bear” Sammons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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VIOLAS THACKER SAMMONS (1919-2004), UNITED STATES NAVY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  528 Peter Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  24 October 1919 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Lourissa “Lulu” Adkins and Joe Newman Sammons.
GRANDPARENTS:  Andrew Jackson Sammons and Rachel Frances Bradshaw (1/16 Native American), whose third-great-grandmother was:  Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.  Gliding Swan was the wife of Jacob Castle I.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooton and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.                                        FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.
SPOUSE:  Ruth Gaynell Frazier.  Second wife, Myrtle Rebecca Blevins, widow of Mark Rhodes.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  12 May 1943.  1 May 1944.  DISCHARGE DATE:  1 December 1945.
RANK:  Photographer’s Mate (PhoM) Third Class.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  United States Navy.
DATE OF DEATH:  4 February 2004 in Pataskala, Licking County, Ohio.
CEMETERY:  Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Franklin County, Ohio.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Ohio Deaths.  Ohio Marriage Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.  World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945 (Photo).
NOTE:  I placed Violas Thacker Sammons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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VIETNAM WAR
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HOPKINS

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THOMAS LESTER HOPKINS (1948-1998), U. S. NAVY, VIETNAM WAR.
HOMETOWN:  United States of America.
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 December 1948.
PARENTS:  Mildred Juanita Davis and Samuel Benton Hopkins, WWII Soldier.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mae Sammons and George Lester Hopkins.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Martha Mayetta “Mollie” Lawless, second wife and James Austin Hopkins.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rachael Frances Bradshaw and Andrew Jackson Sammons.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooton and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.
SIXTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.                                                                                                                                         ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  17 December 1968.  DISCHARGE DATE:  15 September 1972.
RANK:  YN2.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Navy, Vietnam War.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 April 1998.
CEMETERY:  Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, Roanoke, Virginia.
SOURCES:  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. Veterans’ Gravesites.
NOTE:  I placed Thomas Lester Hopkins on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


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