Monday, February 28, 2011

Cortland Hopkins 1914–2011

My 96-yr-old grandpa passed away this weekend. I treasure the regular phone calls we shared these past few years. Interviewing him about his WWII service was a fantastic way for us to connect. Last November he had an absolute blast with his book signings and the unexpected media attention. Cortland was the friendliest guy you could ever meet, was an active volunteer in his church and community, and was admired by all who knew him. Anyone would be lucky to lead a life as long and as full as his.


  1. Sorry for your loss but glad you had a chance to preserve his story for posterity.

  2. Sorry to hear this, Andrew. Your grand dad had a remarkable run, but I'll bet there's a heckuva reunion going on upstairs.

    Regards, Rit Kennedy


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