Dwight E. Hoskins, age 88, a retired Army Sergeant First Class passed peacefully, at the Haymarket Medical Center, on 25 January 2018, after a brief hospital stay. He was a resident of Chantilly, Virginia.
SGT Hoskins was born in Elmira, New York, and was a resident of Elmira, New York until he entered the Army in 1954.
SGT Hoskins served in Europe and the Far East. His duty assignments included a tour in Korea, a tour with the Defense Communications Agency in France, a tour with the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, and a tour with the Army Security Agency in Arlington, Virginia. Dwight was stationed in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 with the 303rd Radar Research Battalion. His wife and sons traveled with him to many of his Army posts in the states and in France. His decorations included a Bronze Star and two Army Commendation Medals.
Dwight received an Associates Degree in Business Management from Northern Virginia Community College after he retired from the Army in 1974.
In 1975, he began to work at the Federal Reserve Board in the Telegraph Office. In 1980 he was promoted and transferred to the Consumer Affairs Division as a Record and Docket Specialist. He retired from the Board in August 1992.
In addition, Dwight was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW).
Dwight enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was always quick with a smile. He had an unique way of making you feel you were special. He was truly one in a million!
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mary E. Fleming Hoskins, of Chantilly, Virginia, his three sons: Mark Hoskins of Indian Head, Maryland, James Hoskins of Gainesville, Virginia and Dwight Hoskins, Jr. (Kathy) of Lusby, Maryland, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. In addition he is survived by many nephews and nieces, and great nephews and nieces.
Friends may call at the Pender United Methodist Church, 12401 Alder Woods Dr., Fairfax, Virginia 22033. On Friday February 2, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm where services will be held on Saturday beginning at 10:00 am. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.