Leroy Hopkins, Sr. was a lifelong resident of Lancaster and an African American who served with the U.S. Army’s 1333rd Engineer General Service Regiment in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II – at a time when the U.S. Army still segregated its soldiers by race. Years later, his son, Leroy, Jr., donated his father’s “Ike jacket” and decorations to the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Join State Museum Curator Robert Hill and special guest, Leroy Hopkins, Jr., for a discussion about the jacket, decorations and military service of Leroy Hopkins, Sr.
Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.
Sessions will be presented over Zoom and are free, but registration is required. Once registration is complete, attendees will receive an attendance link and password for all of the sessions listed.