Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This past Veterans Day made me wonder if anyone was familiar with the name Joe R. Hooper?

Joe Hooper was one of the most decorated soldiers in US Military history. He is the most decorated soldier of the Vietnam War.
He was awarded the Medal of Honor, two Silver Stars, six Bronze Stars, eight Purple Hearts, the list goes on and on.

In 1977 my father introduced me to him in a VFW hall in Seattle. I got to shake Joe Hooper's hand. It wasn't until years later when I realized the significance of who I had met that day.

Arguably the most decorated soldier in US Military history. Think about that for a moment.

Joe Hooper died in 1979 at the age of 40 from a cerebral hemorrhage.
Let's not forget who Joe Hooper was.

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