DENNIS L HOLM
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 84 OF THE WALL

DENNIS LEE HOLM

WALL NAME

DENNIS L HOLM

PANEL / LINE

20E/84

DATE OF BIRTH

09/16/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/22/1967

HOME OF RECORD

RAPID CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pennington County

STATE

SD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS LEE HOLM
POSTED ON 7.3.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Dennis Holm, Thank you for your service as a Counter Intelligence Officer. Tomorrow 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 10.23.2017
POSTED BY: Michael T. Graves

M.I School Classmate

Classmate at Fort Holabird. Denny was above all a gentleman in the truest sense of that word. He was also a family man. My fondest remembrance of him was standing with his beautiful family after mass one Sunday in Dundalk, Maryland. When word came of his passing it was stunning, but it was not surprising that it happened while he was volunteering to teach English to Vietnamese citizens. My best to his family.
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POSTED ON 5.22.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Dennis Lee Holm, 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
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POSTED ON 3.18.2011

Remembered

Dennis Lee “Denny” Holm was born September 16, 1943, in Deadwood, South Dakota, to Theodore and Mary Holm. He had one brother, Theodore Jr., who joined the Air Force during the Korean War. Dennis attended Rapid City High School, where he played basketball and graduated Cum Laude; he was known for being “an excellent student and a fine school citizen.” Dennis then went to Creighton University where he “was the first undergraduate arts and science student ever to serve as president of the university student school board of governors.” Additionally, he served as Sophomore Class President and played basketball. Graduating in 1965, he had plans to eventually return to Creighton to attend law school. He married his wife, Margaret, and they had a daughter, Erin. First Lieutenant Holm was stationed in Vietnam as part of the 524th Military Intelligence Detachment. While there he “volunteered to teach in a Chinese Catholic School because he felt the need was there and he wanted to work with young people.” In his final letter home he said, “I am learning more from them than they are from me.” On May 22, 1967, First Lieutenant Dennis Holm was killed by “an unknown terrorist” while in his third session of teaching at the school in the Cholon District. His body was returned to the United States and he was buried with military honors at Black Hills National Cemetery. He was only 23 years old and left behind his wife and daughter, Erin, who was only a year old. He is currently survived by his brother, Theodore J. Holm, Merritt Island, Florida; and his widow, Margaret Welch, and his daughter, Erin. There is a memorial walk in his memory at his alma mater, Creighton University. Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 4.18.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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