JOHN C HOLOKA
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 57 OF THE WALL

JOHN CHARLES HOLOKA

WALL NAME

JOHN C HOLOKA

PANEL / LINE

9E/57

DATE OF BIRTH

11/03/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/22/1966

HOME OF RECORD

GETTYSBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Adams County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN CHARLES HOLOKA
POSTED ON 5.6.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County,PA. PH
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POSTED ON 1.15.2010
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

CPL John C. Holoka, USMC

JOHN C. HOLOKA

Johnny, CPL, USMC



Johnny was born November 3, 1944. His parents are Charles and Elizabeth and he has two sisters. He attended Gettysburg High were he played football and fishing. Johnny entered the Marines in July 1962. He was stationed in Quang Tri Province where he was killed during Operation Hastings on July 22, 1966. He was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Campaign, and the Vietnam Service Medals. Johnny was 21 years old and is remembered on Panel 9E, line 57.



Semper Fidelis, Marine!

 

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POSTED ON 4.9.2006
POSTED BY: Sandy Holoka

Not gone ever

John Holoka volunteered for duty in Vietnam. His period of enlistment was to expire on 1 August 1966 had he not decided to serve the Marine Corps and his country in Southeast Asia. Johnny Holoka was an always smiling, kind, funny, irascibly devilish kid. He was quite literally the joy of his Dad, Mom, Grandmother, and sisters in every conceivable way. John perfectly "packaged" all the best character attributes and ethics of the Holoka/Moody/Young families; plus, he added his own unique individuality. He was a bright boy but preferred applying his competitive energy, considerable talents, and interests in people, most especially through team sports; e.g., baseball and football, and later the Marine Corps as well as others.

The last Memorial Day of this century brought with it the opportunity for this wonderful young man's family to know and love those who (with great valor and selflessness) tried to save his life. It also demonstrated the good will and affection of many kind and generous citizens who continue to work tirelessly and without thanks to embrace Vietnam veterans and their families.

I now have no doubt John Holoka continues to smile on each of us. He remains a life force, I learned, not only to me but to his Marine brothers, their families, John's and Mom's friends and families, and a brilliant, young historian/humanitarian in Gettysburg, Wayne E. Motts.

Thank you for creating this technologic wonder for history, and mostly for caring deeply for each of the men and women whose lives shall always stay real for generations to come.

God bless, Sandra Holoka, John's sister
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POSTED ON 7.22.2004
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8

Facta Non Verba
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POSTED ON 10.25.2001
POSTED BY: Ann Holoka

My brother Johnny

thirty five years have passed since I last heard his laughter, but I still remember that deep chuckle and wide grin, a sense of humor that never stopped. The sadness of missing his laughter will never go away.









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