Hopping was born in 1921 in Vietnam, where his father had lumber interests. He developed his connection with the ocean while growing up on Pacific islands before coming to the United States for military school and then the Army. He served in World War II as a medical evacuation pilot in various Pacific theaters. He also served aboard a minesweeper during the Korean War.
Demi is now a vegan and insists she has a healthy relationship with food
Not wanting to upset her mum, Demi agreed to see a dietitian, but would drink litres of water to make it look like she was putting on weight.
She added: “The dietician made me a meal plan and told me to try to gain at least 1kg a week, or I might have to go into hospital.
“I attempted to eat a little bit more, but I would do anything to fake putting on weight, to avoid hospital.
“An hour before the appointment, I would drink litres and litres of water, so it seemed like I had put on weight.
“I know now how crazy that is, but at the time, it was what I thought I had to do.”