Our small island of Kodiak was hit hard on April 12, 2012 with the devastating news of the tragic murders of Richard Belisle and James Hopkins. We were all neighbors and friends of these two honorable men, and we will continue to support their families as they heal from this tragedy. All proceeds from this site go directly to the Belisle and Hopkins families. Donate today.
 
 

 

Jim Hopkins

ET1 James "Jim" Hopkins
Electronics Technician

Honorably served at the following units throughout his career:

Navy Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes MI
Navy Submarine School, Groton, CT
Naval Training Command Great Lakes, MI
USS ACADIA
Fleet Training Center San Diego, CA

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Commander Navel Training Command, Great Lakes, MI
CGC MORGENTHAU
CG Academy Professional Development

 

Military Awards and Significant Achievements:


Coast Guard Achievement Medal (2 citations)
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 citation)
Commandant's Letter of Commendation (3 citations)
Navy Letter of Commendation (2 citations)
Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal (3 citations)
Navy Good Conduct Medal (3 citations)
Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 citations)
Coast Guard"E" Ribbon and Navy Battle "E" Ribbon

Jim Hopkins is survived by his wife Deborah, daughter Angela, son-in-law Jesse, son Patrick, grandson Noah James and father William. Jim is from Vergennes, Vermont.

 

 

Rich Beilisle

Mr. Richard "Rich" Belisle
Chief Boatswain's Mate (ret)

Honorably served at the following units throughout his career:

Training Center Alameda
CG Station Coos Bay
CGC POLAR STAR
CG Station Siuslaw River
CG TACLET Pacific Area
CG Station Tillamook Bay
CGC STORIS
Integrated Support Command Kodiak—CGPD
Communication Station Kodiak Alaska—Civilian Rigger

 

Military Awards and Significant Achievements:


Coast Guard Commendation Medal
Coast Guard Achievement Medal (3 citations)
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Good Conduct Medal (6 Citations)
Antarctic Service Medal
Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Saudi-Kuwait Liberation Medal

Rich Belisle is preceded in death by his father Roger and survived by his wife Nicola, daughters Emily, Amy and Hannah, and his mother Roberta. Rich is originally from Issaquah, Washington. He calls Kodiak home.

 

 
 

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