LAWRENCE T HOLLAND
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

LAWRENCE THOMAS HOLLAND

WALL NAME

LAWRENCE T HOLLAND

PANEL / LINE

2E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

05/15/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/12/1965

HOME OF RECORD

ALHAMBRA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

Book a time
Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LAWRENCE THOMAS HOLLAND
POSTED ON 12.29.2011

Never Forgotten

Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 5.5.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Lawrence has a military stone in his memory at Arlington National Cemetery. AFC AM-3OLC AFCM PH
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POSTED ON 4.20.2010

Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
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POSTED ON 5.10.2007

If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. Lawrence Thomas HOLLAND, USAF...who died for all of us!!!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to d something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 8.21.2005
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES AIR FORCE OFFICER, A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE AIR FORCE CROSS, WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE



MAJOR

LAWRENCE THOMAS HOLLAND


WAS A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE


AIR FORCE CROSS

PURPLE HEART

who remains to this day as being

////// -- MISSING IN ACTION -- \\\




YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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CITATION FOR AWARD OF THE

AIR FORCE CROSS

TO


*HOLLAND, LAWRENCE THOMAS

( MISSING IN ACTION )

Major

United States Air Force

615 Tactical Fighter Squadron

Date of Action: 12 June 1965


The Air Force Cross is presented to Lawrence Thomas Holland, Major, United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force in Southeast Asia. On June 12, 1965 Major Holland was the pilot of an F100D Supersabre that was dispatched on a tactical mission over South Vietnam as the lead aircraft in a flight of two. After making passes on a target area near Don Luan in Phuoc Long Province. Major Holland radioed his aircraft had been hit by hostile fire, and a parachute was observed to land in tall trees. A rescue helicopter landed in the nearest clearing and the helicopter crew proceeded on foot into the forest. They were fired upon by Viet Cong and they saw the enemy drag the limp body of Major Holland into a ditch. At this point the crew were unable to make a rescue. In late August 1971, the Department of the Air Force received information which they believed sufficient to determine that Major Holland had died at the time of the incident. It was determined that he had been shot and killed by the Viet Cong soldiers after he had opened fire on them with his pistol. It was reported that he was buried in the immediate vicinity of the incident and at this time his status was changed to killed in action / body not recovered. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Major Holland reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.



14 February 1999



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