DAVID H HOLMES
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HONORED ON PANEL 6E, LINE 10 OF THE WALL

DAVID HUGH HOLMES

WALL NAME

DAVID H HOLMES

PANEL / LINE

6E/10

DATE OF BIRTH

03/26/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/15/1966

HOME OF RECORD

BELMONT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Middlesex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID HUGH HOLMES
POSTED ON 7.23.2020
POSTED BY: Layne Bailey

POW/MIA Bracelet

I wore the bracelet with his name on it for years in hopes he would come home. I received a letter from the family explaining to me the circumstances of how he went missing in Vietnam. I felt very honored, even though I was a young girl at the time, that the family took the time to send me a letter. Here I am almost 50 years later, and I still remember his name. Thank you for your service LTC David Holmes.
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POSTED ON 7.23.2020
POSTED BY: Layne Bailey

POW/MIA Bracelet

I wore the bracelet with his name on it for years in hopes he would come home. I received a letter from the family explaining to me the circumstances of how he went missing in Vietnam. I felt very honored, even though I was a young girl at the time, that the family took the time to send me a letter. Here I am almost 50 years later, and I still remember his name. Thank you for your service LTC David Holmes.
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POSTED ON 3.15.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

David Hugh Holmes

Silver Star
Battalion: 22d Tactical Air Support Squadron
Division: 13th Air Force

GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Special Orders G-237 (July 30, 1966)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain David Hugh Holmes, United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 22d Tactical Air Support Squadron in the Republic of Vietnam on 15 March 1966. On that date, Captain Holmes, flying a light O-1E observation aircraft as a Forward Air Controller, discovered an anti-aircraft weapons complex of at least battalion strength. When two B-57 aircraft arrived and were briefed on the target, Captain Holmes rallied in to mark the point he had selected as the best place for them to bomb. At this time a massive barrage of anti-aircraft fire came from the selected strike area. Even though Captain Holmes' aircraft was shot down in the initial phase of the attack, his dedicated efforts to outline and fully define the extent of the target complex provided other friendly forces with the necessary information to continue the attack. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Captain Holmes has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/99288
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POSTED ON 10.12.2019
POSTED BY: Cynthia Lee

Thank you for your service. Bracelet

My mother shared your birthday and wore your bracelet. She is no longer with us but I have your bracelet. If any family members read this please contact me so I can pass the bracelet to you. Cynthia Lee -Hollywood, MD
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POSTED ON 8.21.2019
POSTED BY: MSG Lou Caperoon (Retired)

Brother to Brother

I am a former Green Beret master sergeant who served with a special forces in Vietnam. I bought a box of stuff at a yard sale and your MIA bracelet was in it. I would love to find a way to return it to a family member. If anyone of you ever read this I will hang onto this as long as it takes to return it to the family. Feel free to contact me. Rest in peace brother.
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