HOLT JAMES R

1LT James "Pappy" R. Holt was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/15/2018 at the age of 78.6
San Antonio, TX
Flight Class 69-10
Date of Birth 11/22/1939
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 281 AHC in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam WOLF PACK 36
This information was provided by Chip Brown - Obit

More detail on this person: James R. Holt went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2018 at the age of 78. He was born on November 22, 1939 to James and Margaret Holt in Dallas, TX. He spent 21 years in the US Army as an Infantry Officer with three tours in Vietnam, and served in the Special Forces most notably with the 281st AHC (Assault Helicopter Company). James received many awards including: the Bronze Star with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with "V" Device with numeral 20, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star and 1 Silver Service Star, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with device, Army Commendation Medal with 1 bronze oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar, Parachutist Badge-Master, and Army Aviator Badge to name a few. James was a golfer and an avid Rangers fan. He loved football, gardening, and landscape oil painting. He attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha. James is survived by his wife Lilia Holt, son Bryan (Alodia) Abejuela, and daughters Yvette (Kurt) Pirkle and Karla (Jarrett) Edwards. He has three grandchildren: Matthew & Andrea Abejuela and Wesley Edwards. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 from 11am-11:30am with a Rosary at 11:30 and Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00PM all at Holy Name Catholic Church, 3814 Nash Blvd, San Antonio, TX. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Published in Express-News on July 22, 2018 James R. Holt went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2018 at the age of 78. He was born on November 22, 1939 to James and Margaret Holt in Dallas, TX. He spent 21 years in the US Army as an Infantry Officer with three tours in Vietnam, and served in the Special Forces most notably with the 281st AHC (Assault Helicopter Company). James received many awards including: the Bronze Star with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with "V" Device with numeral 20, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star and 1 Silver Service Star, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with device, Army Commendation Medal with 1 bronze oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar, Parachutist Badge-Master, and Army Aviator Badge to name a few. James was a golfer and an avid Rangers fan. He loved football, gardening, and landscape oil painting. He attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha. James is survived by his wife, son, daughters, grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Rest in peace, sir.

Burial information: Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery

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Date posted on this site: 09/19/2018


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