On Saturday, Veterans of the 321st Transportation Company of the Vietnam War met for their annual reunion. Their reunions take place across the country, but was held in Chattanooga this year. Bruce Hopson had planned to host the reunion, but died in October. His fellow veterans decided to keep the date and location and to add a memorial in his honor at the National Cemetery where he is buried.
(A Choctaw sings songs in Choctaw with his wife in remembrance of Mr. Hopson)
Mr. Hopson’s mother, center, salutes his tombstone along with veterans and family members.
His grandson, wife, daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law stand before his grave.