HOLMES WILLIAM T

CPT William T Holmes was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/19/2013 at the age of 70.2
Marietta, GA
Date of Birth 04/13/1943
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: William T. "Tee" Holmes, 70, of Marietta died June 19, 2013. He was born to the late William T. Holmes Sr. and Essie Mae Holmes, April 13, 1943 in Dublin, Ga. He graduated from Dublin High School in 1961. On September 18, 1971 he married Peggy Baugh of White Pigeon, Michigan in Atlanta. In the spring of 1965 Tom was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Marine Corp and designated a naval aviator. On December 7, 1965 he entered the Vietnam War as a combat assault helicopter pilot. Tom survived his first mission after his helicopter was shot down the following day, December 8, 1965. He became a first lieutenant and was later promoted to the rank of captain. Tom worked for 25 years for the George F. Cram Publishing Company and for 17 years with Home Depot. Tom was an aviation enthusiast, an avid music lover and voracious reader. His favorite pastimes were spending time with friends and family, reading, and playing his guitar. Tom is survived by his spouse of 41 years, Peggy, and his daughter, Carrie. Graveside Services will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at 1:30 PM on Monday, June 24, 2013. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta, GA on Sunday, June 23 2013. Memorial donations may be made to the Laurens County Historical Society, 311 Academy Ave., Dublin, GA. 31021 (478-272-9242) or The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, P.O. Box 422471, Atlanta, GA 30342 www.mayeswarddobbins.com

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 22, 2013

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