LESTER E HOLMES
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

LESTER EVAN HOLMES

WALL NAME

LESTER E HOLMES

PANEL / LINE

20E/81

DATE OF BIRTH

07/24/1919

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/22/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PLAINFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bremer County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LESTER EVAN HOLMES
POSTED ON 7.4.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Col Lester Holmes, Thank you for your service as an Air Operations Officer - Pilot. I am glad you were identified in 2003, Welcome Home. Today 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 5.22.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

LT COL Lester Holmes, You are not forgotten. Pilot of O-1E 51-012102.
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POSTED ON 10.3.2018
POSTED BY: Jamie

MIA bracelet

Hi. I have had Lester’s MIA bracelet for over 30 years and am hoping to get in touch with a family member that might want it.
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POSTED ON 7.23.2017

Final Mission of COL Lester E. Holmes

COL Lester E. Holmes was a Covey Forward Air Controller assigned to the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Da Nang. On May 22, 1967, he was flying USAF O-1E Birddog (#51-12102) five miles northwest of Thon Can So, just outside the northern edge of the DMZ. Holmes was on a visual reconnaissance mission at 8,000 feet searching for SA-2 missile sites when his aircraft was blown out of the sky by an SA-2. His body was not recovered and he was promoted while missing. On September 8, 1999, remains believed to be Holmes were repatriated to the U.S. They were positively identified on September 25, 2003. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 7.15.2016
POSTED BY: Sgt.Robert A Friend 1st. COMBAT Eng. 1st, Inf., Div. Viet Nam 66-68

REST IN PEACE AMERICAN HERO, you sacrificed everything including your life

American HERO, We will never forget you.........

Sgt.Robert A Friend 1st. COMBAT Eng. 1st, Inf., Div. Viet Nam 66-68

Having lost my brother Richard Friend in Viet Nam in 1968 I know the pain your family and friends feels. If it's of any peace to them remember this.
Though you are gone you will never be forgotten! You and men
like you, are the reason we are free today! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the sacrifices that you made! I hold you and those like you in the highest regard and you deserve nothing less! American's love you all, you were and always will be HEROES to me! I promise never to take for granted the freedoms I have, which you paid the ultimate price for!
Let no man be forgotten…I WILL REMEMBER YOU. God's Peace to you and your family. "REST IN PEACE HERO, REST IN PEACE".
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