January 18, 1918 in Dallas Texas.
Col. George M. Bopp
enlistment date according to Enlistment Records found
on National Archives web site was 29 September 1941.
He retired after 23 years of service in the Army Air
Forces and the USAF at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel
in 1964. He not only served in WWII but also in the
Korean War and Vietnam War.
his military career he earned the Purple Heart, the
Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster,
the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force
and his wife Dorothy were married 30 years. He as
3 sons. 2 daughters, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
the years after his retirement from the Air Force,
Bopp worked for Sears; While his children were teenagers
- Mr. Bopp became a veterans service officer in Bartow,
FL. In his job he helped veterans in the community
get medical care and other services.
wife Dorothy remembers "I'm so proud of him"
and Dorothy enjoyed playing golf and started a community
taught me how to play golf, It was something we did
together." his wife recalled.
member of St. Pauls Lutheran, Mr. Bopp was a Sunday
School teacher for 10 years and had other responsibilites
at the church as well. "Whatever the church
needed, he did it" his wife said.