Local World War II veteran, James "Hoppy" Hopkins, was captured in a picture which is now displayed at the WWII National Museum of the Marine Corp in Quantico, Virginia. The picture was taken in 1944 and not discovered until 1987 by one of his daughters, purely by accident.

After leaving the service, ‘Hoppy” Hopkins moved to Roseburg to get away from the snow in Colorado. There he met Donna (Sutton) Hopkins and had four children. He remained in Roseburg, working in the timber industry until he passed in 2001.

Donna and two of three daughters still live in the area. Hopkins was extremely proud of his service, and spoke of the battles and hardships often.

Peggy Martin is the daughter of Donna and James (Hoppy) Hopkins. She grew up in Roseburg with her two sisters (Holly Thomas and Debbie Hopkins) and one brother (Scott). Peggy lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the others remain in the area. Mom and Holly (and family) are still in the family home on the west side of Roseburg that was purchased in 1953.

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