Army Sgt. Ryan J. Hopkins  
Death: Jan 08, 2010
 of Livermore Calif.  Died Jan. 8 at Brooke Army Medical Center San Antonio Texas of injuries sustained in a motor pool accident in Baghdad on Oct. 4 2008. At the time of the incident he was assigned to the 64th Brigade Support Battalion 3rd Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division Fort Carson Colo. At the time of his death he was assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit Fort Sam Houston San Antonio Texas.  Sgt. had a love for life  The Associated Press  Some of Ryan Hopkins’ favorite ways to pass the time were skateboarding golfing and snowboarding.  Born in Livermore Calif. Hopkins graduated from Livermore High School. He had an outgoing personality lots of friends and a love for life according to an obituary published in the Contra Costa Times.  Hopkins “was sure to be found in a crowd” his family said.  Hopkins21  Died Jan. 8 after a routine surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston his family said. He was being treated for injuries from an October 2008 motor pool accident in Baghdad. The Department of Defense did not include Hopkins in its count of Iraq war casualties until September.  He had been assigned to Fort Carson in 2008. At the time of his death he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston.  His wife Kitty Hopkins whom he met in the military said his injuries included second- and third-degree burns from the waist up. He had been expected to survive she said. Operation Iraqi Freedom