JOHNNY R HOLLOWAY
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 104 OF THE WALL

JOHNNY RAY HOLLOWAY

WALL NAME

JOHNNY R HOLLOWAY

PANEL / LINE

5E/104

DATE OF BIRTH

07/14/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/04/1966

HOME OF RECORD

OKOLONA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chickasaw County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHNNY RAY HOLLOWAY
POSTED ON 10.18.2021
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

CPL Johnny Ray Holloway, USMC

Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island, SC
Second Battalion
Platoon 255

Training Dates:
-1962-

SGT J.G. Mains - Senior Drill Instructor
SGT L.J. Kahrer - Junior Drill Instructor
SGT T.F. Murphy - Junior Drill Instructor

CPL Johnny Ray Halloway was the only
member of Platoon 255 to be KIA in Viet Nam.

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POSTED ON 10.1.2020
POSTED BY: Hubert Yoshida

Gone But Not Forgotten

Corporal Johnny Ray Holloway was the son of Loane W. Bevill and Anderson B. Holloway (Deceased) of Okolona, MS. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on August 1, 1962 in Memphis, TN. Cpl Holloway was a Marine Mortarman and was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein), III MAF, FMFPac for duty with the Battalion 81mm Mortar Platoon. On March 4, Operation UTAH was launched under the command of Task Force Delta in the Son Thinh District of Quang Ngai Province where the Marines would encounter elements of the 21st NVA Regiment. On D-day 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines conducted a helicopter assault near the Chau Ngai complex of villages and was heavily engaged with a regiment of NVA regulars near Hill 50 and Hill 35. Elements of F Company and H Company were overrun but were able to recover and consolidate to a night position near Chau Ngai 4. By the end of D-Day, 2/7 counted 94 enemy KIA and estimated 63 WIA. Friendly losses were 44 KIA and 84 WIA. An additional 20+ persons received minor wounds and were not evacuated. The next day, 5 March, the battle moved to the North and 2/7 cleaned up the battlefields from the day before, recovering the dead, and clearing out caves and bunkers. On March 4, 1966, Cpl Holloway was killed in action dying outright from enemy small arms fire. Cpl Holloway is honored on the Vietnam Memorial on Panel 05E, Line 104.
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POSTED ON 7.2.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Johnny Holloway, Thank you for your service as a Mortarman. Your 74th 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 3.4.2014
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Corporal.

POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Johnny Ray Holloway, 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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