Lubbock High grad identified as missing sailor

Lubbock High grad identified as missing sailor

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Lieutenant Steven D. Hopkins, a Lubbock High graduate, has been identified as the sailor who was missing in the South China Sea. 

Hopkins went on to graduate from The Citadel to serve as warfare officer on the U.S.S. Stethem.

Before going missing Aug. 1, Hopkins previously served on the U.S.S. Ramage and the U.S.S. Normandy.

"We pass on to his family our deepest condolences from the Lubbock High School Navy JRROTC family," said Master Chief Mark Hayes, a naval science instructor at LHS. "Our hearts are with them."

Hayes said Hopkins was the very foundation of their program and wanted to become a leader. 

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