JAMES A HOLLIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 42W, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

JAMES AUGUSTUS HOLLIS

WALL NAME

JAMES A HOLLIS

PANEL / LINE

42W/61

DATE OF BIRTH

07/16/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/02/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BIRMINGHAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Jefferson County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR JAMES AUGUSTUS HOLLIS
POSTED ON 10.12.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 7.2.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 James Hollis, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 72nd birthday is soon, happy birthday. This week is Independence Day, and there is no better time to honor you. Please watch over the USA, it still needs your strength. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.19.2018

James A. Hollis

I will always love you. You were the love of my life. Even though you have been gone 50 years this October 2, I love you as much today as I did then. As long as I live you will always be in my heart..........
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POSTED ON 9.24.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 James Augustus Hollis, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.8.2011
POSTED BY: Cheryl K. Whitlock

James Hollis, Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice...

James Hollis was related to me by marriage. My cousin Carolyn married James around 1967.

Viet Nam was in full swing by that time, and James enlisted in the Army before being drafted. James thought it might help his chances when time came for assignments after boot camp.

This was not the case, and he was sent to Viet Nam right after boot camp at Fort Benning. James found out that Carolyn was pregnant right before going to Viet Nam. Carolyn delivered a baby boy several days before James was killed. The American Red Cross could not assure Carolyn that James recieved word of his new son before he was killed.

I was 13 years old when James was killed in 1968, but I will always remember it like it was yesterday. Butch, my oldest brother was also in the Army at the time and was honored with the duty of escorting James home for burial.

James' death received quite a writeup in the local newspapers. The fact that James had a newborn son that he might not have known about made for a great human interest story. Added to that was the fact that James had accumulated several medals while in Viet Nam and had not told any of his family back home. Thanks to the newspaper articles, the funeral procession to the cemetery was about a half mile long. Numerous cars pulled over and drivers saluted as the hearse drove by. It was quite touching and I have always hoped James could see it in some way. Thanks again James for the price you paid for my freedom. I will always remember you.BRBRUPDATE: A personal thank you to Amos, who contacted me concerning James' last days. Amos served in Viet Nam with James and wrote to me with news that James did indeed know of his son's birth. It is a huge relief to the family to know that James did indeed know and was on cloud 9 after hearing the news. I've forwarded your letter to his son Brett. It will mean a great deal to him as he has been searching for fellow soldiers who knew his dad. I am sure you will be hearing from Brett soon.BR
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