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is honored on Panel 7W, Line 33 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • correction

    Posted on 9/21/16 - by SSGT Lonny B Lester
    I had said Bobby was about 50 when in truth he was only 39, 20 years my senior.
  • My Friend and Comrade

    Posted on 9/21/16 - by SSGT Lonny B Lester
    I met Bobby Holzer in 1968. He was my Supervisor, my room mate and my Friend.
    I was 19 Bobby was probably at least 50, as he was a Korean War Veteran.
    He told me stories of that war and how bad it was, the cold, lack of equipment.
    We were both Crash Rescue Firefighters at Webb AFB in Texas.
    He shipped out to Vietnam not as a Firefighter but in Special OPS. That was what he was killed in. Nobody deserves to die the way he did, nobody! I have a letter that he sent me after he shipped out, that he owed a few of us a little money and he wanted me to pay everybody, little stuff.
    I found out about his death,from his Mother who was in her 80's, in a letter she wrote me. I had to dig to find out what happened to my friend, because they only told her he was killed in action.
    He is always in my heart even after all these years, I pray when my time comes I will get to see him again.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/21/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Staff Sergeant Bobby Lee Holzer, Served with the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron, 366th Combat Support Group, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/2/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Bobby Lee Holzer, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • My Supervisor, My Friend

    Posted on 12/12/14 - by Lonny B Lester, Sgt. 7th USAF, Crash Rescue, Bien Hoa AB , RVN 1968-1969
    Bobby and I were stationed at Webb AFB , in Texas, as Crash Rescue Firefighters. He was a Korean War Veteran and was haunted by that war.
    I learned a lot from him, hew was my Supervisor and my friend. He , Sgt. Donald G Hein spent a lot of time together.
    I am confused about the date of his death though, he left for Vietnam before me and I didn't get there until 1968 and was there through 1969.
    I was informed of his death before I left for Vietnam, at least I thought I had.
    I had a friend in intelligence and I wanted to know what happened to Bobby, as he was on a special assignment.
    Nobody deserves to die that way. He had his faults, as we all have, I loved him like a brother.
    He served this country faithfully for almost 20 years and I will always miss him
    until my time comes and that I may get to see him again!
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.