Frank Hopson was the son of Charles Carry Hopson and Leila Scoggins. His brother Staff Sergeant Avery Hopson was killed in action on 7 April 1945.
Frank Hopson was initialy buried at Guadalcanal Cemetery, Solomon Islands. He is buried at the Honolulu, HI Memorial, plot A, grave 68
The Johnson City Press and Chronicle, March 4, 1943
Staff Sgt. Frank Hopson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Caney Hopson of Route 1, Shell Creek, was listed among Tennesseans killed in the South Pacific area in a War Department report released this week. Sergeant Hopson’s sister, Miss Anna Hopson, lives at 116 West Pine Street, Johnson City and is a teacher in the Elizabethton High School. Sgt. Hopson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caney Hopson, Route 1, Shell Creek. He volunteered for service more than three years ago and was with an infantry division in Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Sgt. Hopson later was transferred to the South Pacific.
Mr. and Mrs. Hopson have four other sons in the army: First Sgt. Edgar Hopson, with an anti-aircraft division in Hawaii; Staff Sgt. Clyde Hopson, with anti-aircraft in New Caledonia; Pvt. Avery Hopson, with a military police detachment at Fort Jay, N.Y. and Pvt. John Henry Hopson of Fort Devons, Mass. All are volunteers.
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 7 July 1920
- Date of death: 10 January 1943
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Shell Creek
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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