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Joe Ronnie Hooper

Captain United States Army

 
 
Joe Ronnie Hooper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 6, 2011
1. Joe Ronnie Hooper Marker
Inscription.
Born in Piedmont, South Carolina
August 8, 1938

Earned the Medal of Honor
while serving as Staff Sergeant
Company D, 2nd Battaloin, 501st
Infantry, 101st Airborne Division
on February 21, 1968 near
Hue, Vietnam

His other decorations include
Two Silver Stars
Six Bronze Stars
Eight Purple Hearts

Died of natural causes at home
May 6, 1979

Buried in Section 46 at
Arlington National Cemetery

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 34° 42.183′ N, 82° 27.667′ W. Marker is in Piedmont, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on County Road 182, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piedmont SC 29673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Lawrence Orr (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Edgeworth Beattie (about 500 feet away); Henry Phickney Hammett (about 500 feet away); Luther Samuel Payne (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pepper School
Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 6, 2011
2. Flag Marker
This flag flies
in memory of
Ford Waldrop
for his dedicated
community service
1915-1990
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Pelzer Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Big Creek Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Donaldson Air Force Base / Captain John O. Donaldson (approx. 5.8 miles away); Williamston Municipal Center (approx. 5.9 miles away); Confederate Skirmish (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Piedmont.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joe Hooper. Captain Joe Ronnie Hooper (August 8, 1938–May 6, 1979) was a Vietnam veteran whose combat decorations surpassed those of Lt. Audie Murphy or Sgt. Alvin York. (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Joe Ronnie Hooper, Captain, United States Army. Arlington National Cemetery Website information. (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. The Forgotten Soldier: The Story of Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper. It was philosopher and theologian Plato who once said, “A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.” (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Joe Ronnie Hooper (1938-1979): Find a Grave Memorial
Joe Ronnie Hooper Marker -<br>Piedmont Community Center in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 6, 2011
3. Joe Ronnie Hooper Marker -
Piedmont Community Center in Background
. Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. 101st Airborne Division. The 101st Airborne Division—the "Screaming Eagles"—is a U.S. Army modular infantry division trained for air assault operations. (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Silver Star. The Silver Star is the third-highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United States armed forces for valor in the face of the enemy. (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Bronze Star Medal. The Bronze Star Medal (or BSM) is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration that may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service. (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

9. Purple Heart. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military. (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,772 times since then and 651 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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