CPT David E Holt was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/17/2008 at the age of 67.8
Mineral Wells, TX
Flight Class 69-48
Date of Birth 06/20/1940
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Pat Richardson

More detail on this person: David Eugene Holt succumbed to a long illness Thursday, April 17, 2008. He was born June 20, 1940, in Hunt County, between Lone Oak and Point. He was the son of Eugene Joseph Holt and Annie Qualls Holt. He married his childhood sweetheart, Elizabeth Ann Venters, on March 29, 1958, in Dallas.

David was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army Artillery and U.S. Special Forces. He was both a paratrooper and helicopter pilot. His tours of service included Europe, Central America, Asia and Southeast Asia. He received several decorations including the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal with "V" device for valor, the Air Medal, the Vietnam Croix de Guerre, and various others. David was honorably discharged from the service for medical reasons in November 1972.

David was a member of the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 1976 where he served in several capacities. He was recognized with the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow (Boy Scout Honor Society) and the Faithful Servant. He also served as a volunteer in the Girl Scouts of America. He volunteered at Lamar Elementary School and was known for many years as "Santa" in Mineral Wells and surrounding communities. He was a member of the Lions Club in Mineral Wells.

David had been a member of the Church of Christ since 1972 and was most recently attending North Oak Church of Christ in Mineral Wells.

His daughter, Yvette Rene Holt, preceded David in death. Survivors: His wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Venters Holt; his daughters, Sherry McAdory, Eugenia Curtice and husband, George, Erika Brackhahn, Ellen Murph and husband, Kevin, Amanda Holt; his sons, David Holt II and wife, Wanda, and Christopher Holt; his brothers, Donald Holt and Raymond Franklin; sister, Shirley Ezelle; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and all the "adopted family" he collected throughout his life.

Obituary from Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 04/27/08

From: Pat Richardson

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