SA 1751 Howard James Popkie was born 29 September 1934 at Horton Township, Ontario. He was a member of the Oxford Rifles (militia) from 1950-1951 and joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1951 at the age of 16. He joined the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 9 July 1951 and trained at Wainwright, Alberta, Camp Borden, Ontario, and Camp Ipperwash, Ontario prior to going overseas with the Battalion in October 1952. Private Popkie was a member of the Vickers Machine Gun Platoon and served in Korea from November 1952 to October 1953. He was honorably released 7 July 1954 but rejoined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry with the Second Battalion 26 June 1957. He was posted first to Griesbach Barracks in Edmonton, Alberta and then to Esquimalt, British Columbia. He was honorably discharged 3 July 1960 and returned to Ontario. He was living at Arnprior, Ontario in 2015.