Deserea Hopkins; How the Grinch stole Valor

| December 29, 2015

Deserea Hopkins with SSG rank

During the holidays people in general like to read heartwarming stories about people overcoming hardships and tragedies. The same goes for reporters and writers when there is a chance to capture one on paper. So when a Soldier, Staff Sergeant Deserea Hopkins, was willing to talk about being home for Christmas for the first time in three years due to deployments, it did not take much for this story to go viral in the internet age.

“I’ve been on two deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. We actually had to go and kick down doors do all the dirty work. Go make arrests. I really just missed my family, mainly,” Hopkins said.

“The military was my life; that’s all I know, but I’m more than happy to be a single mom to my kids,” she added.

Hopkins’ kids stayed with her grandparents while she was away. This will be her first Christmas with her three-year-old son, Paiden. But, her six-year-old daughter Precious remembers the Christmases without her mom.

Except that the story was not exactly true as the good people at Guardians of Valor are happy to show. Lots of good things in there; entry level separation,arrest records and the standard abuse of AR-670-1 seen by most posers.

According to our friends at GoV;

Official US Army Response:

Rank: Private.

Home of Record: Mount Pleasant, Texas.

Service: October-December 2011.

Entry level discharge at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

No MOS and no awards.

But the real victim here is her six year old child who was quoted in the story.

Hopkins’ kids stayed with her grandparents while she was away. This will be her first Christmas with her three-year-old son, Paiden. But, her six-year-old daughter Precious remembers the Christmases without her mom.
“It’s sad ’cause I love my mom so much,” she said.
“She’s excited; she’s like ‘Mom are you gonna go?’ and I’m like ‘No, I’m here,’” Hopkins said.
But Precious knew what her mom was doing.
“She told me when she was a soldier and would protect everybody,” Precious said.

I mean, having to explain to your kid that you are a fraud and a liar is going to be fun. But what will be worse is having to hear it as a kid from your mother. But stolen valor is just a victimless crime, right?

This sounds like a promising candidate for the new stolen valor act that Texas has recently approved this year.

UPDATE: December 29th 2015

KLTV has updated their story to reflect with what information we already know.

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Category: "Teh Stoopid", Phony soldiers

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  1. IDC SARC says:

    da fukk?

  2. ChipNASA says:

    And yet, here’s KLTV 7 when vigorously confronted by GoV and SV and dozens of posters on the internet about their epic failure.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gNlXOaZlkmE/UT0DbyHaskI/AAAAAAAAAAw/Z7uZeVFG5BU/s1600/3+monkeys+3.jpg

    /crickets.

  3. IDC SARC says:

    ok….I’d hit it. Bad Gurl.

  4. Dapandico says:

    Next up on the Maury baby daddy show…

  5. rb325th says:

    What you have there is the poster child for retroactive abortions.

    • B Woodman says:

      Yep. Her chillins, herself, and her OWN mother. Three generations. PMCS (Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services) of the taxpayer’s dollar.

  6. Hondo says:

    Basic washout wannabe.

    Wonder if she knows bunni-boi? Sounds like they have much in common.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    If she ditched her kids, dumped them on her parents and disappeared after lying to them, what was she really doing while she was ‘away’? That would be worth finding out.

    • ChipNASA says:

      She was in custody apparently according to GoV…(and everyone else who was able to use google….)

      “During the times she was supposedly deployed, she was arrested on multiple charges of fraud. ”

      She was arrested and charged with the following:

      6223M THEFT STOLEN PROP>=$20=$20=$20=$50=$50=$50=$50<$500 10/25/2012

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Well, then screw her three ways to Sunday.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        She strikes me as the type that would do tricks for a pack of Newports and a “40” the week before checks come out!

  8. MSGRetired says:

    Forest Whitaker’s daughter ??

  9. Bobo says:

    Nothing says classy like telling your kids your overseas in the Army when you’re actually sitting in a jail cell.

  10. B Woodman says:

    Several things wrong that jump out at me.
    1-Follow that face, as a SSG? No way, no hell, no how. By the time one reaches SSG, the cutsey face is LOOOONG gone. That’s a PVT/E1 face. Gaaahhhh! (puke).
    2-If she’s been gone for 3 years, let’s see.. . . . .
    I’d be willing to bet that she’s either been in prison, doing time – OR – gallivanting around with her baby daddy, shirking her responsibilities as a mother, single or not. On third thought, if she’s willing to pop out children without the benefit of being married, then her sense of responsibility is/was already lacking.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Um let’s review….
      1. Yes
      2. Yes
      3. And yes.

      One of her Baby Daddies was on FB throwing her under the bus telling her to stay away from him or have the Popo involved calling her a skank ho.

  11. The Other Whitey says:

    She named her daughter “Precious”…

    That right there tells you a great deal about this chick.

  12. Dapandico says:

    Just as she is turning her life around, teaching the homeless illiterate how to read every night after church choir practice and holding diaper fund raisers for the baby mommas.

  13. Martinjmpr says:

    Speaking of Bunny-boi, how long until we get our first fake female Ranger, complete with tattoo?

    We should start a pool on that. 😉

  14. Skippy says:

    Damn so fort sill is no longer a boys school… it’s a mad house like I’ve been hearing my oh my
    and as far as the story here goes another basic washout claiming all kinds of crazy shit again
    a big one at that…
    BHWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    NEXT……..

  15. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Two kids that I’m sure are from different Fathers, and she obviously used her fakery to cover for her being in jail. I’m sure she’s a lot like railroad tracks, laid all over the country!

  16. HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

    She did it for her chillins… three chillins form five different baby daddy’s… need to gets herself some of that welfare monies for the 125″ 4K HD tv and some spinners on that Pinto she drives.

  17. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if All-Points Logistics gave her an insurance plan?

  18. AW1Ed says:

    Wow, my Frist Alert Batshitcrazyometer just spiked!

  19. Carlton G. Long says:

    Based on her wandering left eye…maybe she’s an illegitimate child of the guy from Men At Work.

  20. John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

    Didn’t graduate basic. Committing crimes. False combat claims.

    I’m starting to like her.

    Oops, 5’6″ and 180….unfortunately, she still makes me look a bit chubby. Other than that and not meeting/picking her up at a loved one’s funeral, I like her.

    sincerely

    John “Faker 6” Giduck

    • Skippy says:

      Faker 6… Word in the hood is she maybe look for a check!!!!!!
      I’d hurry before someone else taps it Lol.

      • John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

        I’d guess that, like me at the truck stop, that bottom’s already been knocked out like a rusty trunk.

        sincerely

        John “Faker 6” Giduck

  21. Jarhead says:

    The Official U. S. Army Response group must have overlooked the fact that she had a Staff Sgt. patch on the front of her blouse. At 5′ 6″ and 180 she must have had an easy time passing any PT tests. You sure this wasn’t a dude?
    Nah, couldn’t have been. While Granny is keepsing de chillin, she be out spendin all dat Cash for CHillin she no doubt receives each and every month.
    If this country’s economy ever does really crash, THEY gonna be some hungry gangs of dem peoples who think they can just take what dey want. Dey be welcome here if dey be lookin fo lead sandwiches.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Hey, I heard that the Little Ceasar’s franchise in Ferguson MO is giving away FREE pizza tomorrow! No, wait, they burned the place down, never mind…

  22. SARC88 says:

    It seriously looks like a baby doll’s face sticking out of a ACU blouse wtf! Can’t wait to hear the real story on where Mama’s been for 3yrs. “Oh Desereaaaaa….you got some ‘splainin to dooooo!”

  23. Reb says:

    How damn SAD for the children…where was she other Christmases? Child is six. When she reaches 12-15 she’s going to hate her mother for lying. Hopefully the grandparents will tell her sooner, or someone else will. After wiping mom from her hands, I hope the child continues school and does good. Be better than that hunk of ?

  24. Pineywoods NCO says:

    I am really upset to say this….but I have dealt with this rat. She was recently a customer of ours…and didn’t stick around long before we caught up to her and her antics.

    I work for a local used car dealership in East Texas and she bought a car from us. Didn’t have it very long because she could not make payments on it and it was repossessed.

    Sad part is she has a grandfather who was willing to help her out and get her on the right track…and he got screwed over big time.

    Lying slimeball…but I know karma has an eventual payback with her name all written over it.

  25. Jarhead says:

    Piney…..A lot of the same “We Tote Da Note” car business is popular here in Alabama. As always, a repo is “somebody else’s fault I coun’t make dem big payments”. As in “You took advantage of me”. A lot of them use relatives with a good story about “Gots to help ma baby out”.

  26. CA_SGT says:

    KLTV stepped up to the plate. They’ve posted a new story with her real records along with interviews from some of the people she scammed with this story. Someone needs to report this to the local DA as there definitely appears to be material gain from her lies. But Bravo to KLTV for stepping up and printing the truth.

    • Hondo says:

      They did indeed. But one thing from the story bothers me – these statements from Ms. Anna Gonzales, co-founder of the organization that referred Hopkins to KLTV:

      “I had no reason to doubt [Hopkins’ story]” she said Tuesday. She said she did not ask Hopkins for a DD214.

      Gonzales also said she believes this is the first time she and her organization have been scammed in 10 years of service.”

      Ms. Gonzales and her organization are living in a fantasy world if they don’t ask for documentation and believe this is the first time in 10 years they’ve been scammed. Whenever there’s money to be had NQA, some low-life who doesn’t qualify to get it will make an attempt. And it won’t take 10 freaking years for the first attempt.