2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 – Vietnam
Australian Defence Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Returned from Active Service Badge
Infantry Combat Badge
Vern Edward Hopkins was born Rockhampton 30 November 1950. He enlisted in the army 1968 and completed his training in July 1968. Stationed to Townsville with 2 RAR. He was deployed to Vietnam May 1970 and returned 1971. Vern was a forward scout with 9 section 9 platoon C Coy.