From a contemporary press report:
Retired Marine Corps Colonel Henry Hoppe III, who had a distinguished legal career in both military and civilian life, died Monday, January 2, 2001, at his home in Slidell, Louisiana. He was 76.
Born in Warren, Ohio, Colonel Hoppe enlisted in 1942 during World War II. He was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1945 and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant upon his graduation four years later. In 1957, he graduated from Western Reserve University Law School.
Colonel Hoppe's service with the 1st Marine Division brought assignments in various parts of the world from 1959 until his retirement in 1975. They included a stint as general court-martial judge at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and service in Vietnam between 1968 and 1972. He served as a judge on the Navy Court of Military Review in Washington, D.C., from 1973 to 1975.
After his retirement from the military, Colonel Hoppe became the first staff counsel director for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Widely known around Slidell and elsewhere as “the Colonel,” he also became active in the American Legion and later in local Republican politics.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Gallinghouse Hoppe; four sons, Dr. Henry, W.J., Matthew J. and Mark Hoppe; a stepson, Scott Gallinghouse; and 12 grandchildren.
No local funeral service is planned. A ceremonial burial will be held later at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
HOPPE, HENRY III
COL US MARINE CORPS
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/20/1924
DATE OF DEATH: 01/02/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 68 SITE 684
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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