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Yeah, that Paul Drake. The private eye on the early Perry Mason series.

 

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Before Perry Mason stardom…..William Hopper….served as an underwater demolition team frogman, deactivating bombs.

Petty Officer 1 Hopper returned from WW2 with a Bronze Star with Valor and Asiatic Pacific Medal with 5 Battle Stars.

His frogman team was chosen to lead the way for possible invasion of Tokyo/Yokohama Bay, a suicidal mission if there ever was one.

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not sure why but i always thought he was related to dennis hopper [easy rider] i thought he was his dad but now im thinking i was wrong - rite age wrong people 

 

in looking into it i find i was very wrong in that thinking , this is my research this evening , i was wrong 

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