Hopper, Gordon Lewis, QM3c

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Last Rank
Quartermaster 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
QM-0161-Craftmaster - YTB
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1943-1946, QM-0000, USS Pampanito (SS-383)
Service Years
1943 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Winston-Salem, NC

Date of Passing
Mar 02, 2011
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Tarheel BaseSubmarine Veterans of WW II
  1999, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Tarheel Base (Member) (Greensboro, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1999, Submarine Veterans of WW II

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
HOPPER WINSTON-SALEM - Gordon Lewis Hopper, 89, of Winston-Salem passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Gordon was born on October 22, 1921 in Effingham, IL, to the late Rev. Lewis D. and Barbara Hopper. Gordon is survived by his children: Julia Pritchett of Tucson, AZ, Catherine Duncan of Helena, MT, Barbara Carr of Winston-Salem, NC, and Mary Vanderlinden of Reidsville, NC; and by his grandchildren: Ellie Lansman, Stacey Johnson, Cressy Bedolla, Brian Vaughn, Leanna Vaughn, and Anthony Gogel. Gordon is also survived by his brother Rev. William Hopper of Honolulu, HI. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. Hopper, and children, Laura Ellen Hopper and James Gordon Hopper. Gordon was a proud World War II veteran. He served our country aboard the submarine, U.S.S. Pampanito. During his professional career, he worked as a speechwriter for Adlai Stevenson, former Governor of Illinois and candidate for president. He was also involved with agencies dedicated to the revival and development of downtown St. Louis, MO, and Colorado Springs, CO. His last place of employment was Batz Hodgson Neuwoehner, a public relations and advertising firm located in St. Louis, MO. Gordon loved to cycle, often riding more than 100 miles a week. He loved to cook, enjoyed the Southwest, and was a scholar of President Abraham Lincoln. A Memorial Service will he held to celebrate the life of Gordon Hopper on Monday, March 7, at 3 p.m. at the Olivet Moravian Church, 2205 Olivet Church Road, Winston Salem, NC, 27106.
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  1943-1946, QM-0000, USS Pampanito (SS-383)


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USS Pampanito (SS-383) Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class


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 USS Pampanito (SS-383) Details

USS Pampanito (SS-383)
Hull number SS-383

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Last Updated: May 8, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Aboard for all six War Patrols.
Pampanito earned six battle stars for World War II service.

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4 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Pampanito (SS-383)

Bartholomew, Charles Kane, LT, (1943-1946) OFF 112X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Consiglio, Frederick Franklin, PO2, (1941-1947) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cusic, Arthur John, PO1, (1940-1945) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Fenno, Jr, Frank, RADM, (1925-Present) Commander

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