Richard R. Hoffman
All American Post Commander - Marines

Age 73, on 22 February 2023, in Alexandria, after a long illness. Richard was a Marine who served in Vietnam. An example of irony and Marine determination, Richard held out until precisely 55 years after being critically wounded during the Battle of Hue in Vietnam as a young Marine serving with Lima Co., 3/5. Air evacuated to the U.S., he would celebrate it as his "Alive Day" in subsequent years. Richard was an All-State Post Commander from 2002-2003. His wife, Gail, was President at the same time; they were the only husband-wife team to lead Post 3150 since 1975-76. Together they earned the National Outstanding Community Service Award in 2003, the only time Post 3150 received that award. The sign currently hangs on the Post front door. Richard was also All-State Quartermaster TEN times between 1999 and 2013. He received the Virginia Quartermaster of the Year Award in 2011. And twice was an All-American Quartermaster. He also initiated the Post's first website and made several changes to Post processes. As Past State Commander "Doc" Crouch said, Richard made a terrific impact on the Post over many years. He will be significantly and sadly missed. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 

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