CW3 Joseph Holmes was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/19/2012 at the age of 72.0
Dothan, AL
Flight Class 65-8W
Date of Birth 09/16/1940
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 15 MED BN 1 CAV in 65-66, 196 ASHC in 68-69
Call signs in Vietnam MEDEVAC, FLIPPER
This information was provided by Tom Gehman

More detail on this person: Joseph Holmes, Jr. Joseph Holmes, Jr., a resident of Dothan, Ala., died Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Flowers Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday September 22, 2012, 1 p.m. from the Northview Christian Church where Rev. Hart Ramsey is Pastor and Elder James Bigham is officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Baptist Churh Cemetery Cottonwood, Ala. Visitation will be held Friday September 21, 2012, 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Varner Funeral Home, (334) 671-1455, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Published in Dothan Eagle on September 21, 2012

A bit about Joe: He was one of two African -American students in our class. Joe was the quiet, unassuming guys when the Civil Rights movement was at at it's peak. I do know that he raised a wonderful family. He had a beautiful wife who preceded him on death. He missed our first class reunion because his grandson graduated from Drexel and then went to Europe for another one's graduation.

If anyone deserves a tremendously fitting tribute, Joe certainly does. He was truly an icon. I only wish I could provide more info for a truly OUTSTANDING man.

Joe was a classmate who should be recognized with honor. After his return from RVN, he became an instructor at Ft Rucker. At a 65-8W class reunion at Rucker, we learned that he had been recognized there with over 22,000 hours. At age 70, he was still enjoying his work as an examiner there.

From: Tom Gehman

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