William C. Joppru

Age: 24
Branch: U.S. Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Second Class
Station: USS West Virginia

Died While in Service: March 17, 2009
Location: Kings Bay, GA

Medals & Commendations: National Defense, Global War on Terror

Hometown: Hinsdale, MA
Family: He is survived by his parents Calvin O. and Elizabeth Roberts Joppru of Hinsdale, MA; three sisters, Amanda R. Joppru of Hinsdale, Elizabeth E. Joppru of Hinsdale, and Rebecca R. Connolly, of Pittsfield; his nephew, Carson T. Connolly of Pittsfield; his aunts and uncles, Thomas Roberts of Pittsfield, Charles Johnson of Ely, Minn., Mark Roberts and his wife, Sandra, of Littleton, N.H., and Ron Joppru, who is also his godfather, and his wife, Kathy, of Vernon, Conn.; his aunt, Kate Roberts of Berkeley, Calif.; and many cousins, and other relatives. He was predeceased by his aunt, Trudell Joppru Johnson and by his uncle, Reggie Joppru.