Douglas Dean Holland

Private First Class
H&S CO, 1ST BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
27 January 1946 - 16 January 1968
Inwood, Iowa
Panel 34E Line 058

3RD MARDIV

9TH MARINES
Doug and Kent Holland, March 1968
Doug and Kent Holland, March 1968

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Douglas Dean Holland

13 Nov 2001

When I was five years old, Doug came to San Diego for Basic Training. I remember looking out the window at the rain as my family drove to the airport to pick him up. Doug stayed with us that night, and left for the Depot the next day.

Several months later, my mother sat me down in our kitchen. She asked if I remembered my cousin who had visited that rainy night. Then, my mother lowered her eyes and told me that Doug had been killed in a distant country.

That was the first of many stories I would hear of Vietnam. They never got any better.


Doug Holland Doug Holland

Doug in his early teens and in high school.
Photos courtesy of Ted Leib


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his cousin,
Ted J. Leib
tleib@frontsoft.com
13 Nov 2001



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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