Eddie Dean Hollandsworth

Private First Class
Army of the United States
25 September 1946 - 17 December 1966
Big Spring, Texas
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Eddie D. Hollandsworth

The database page for Eddie Dean Hollandsworth

1 Sep 2004

Eddie came from a big family. He had a twin, Jimmy. He was raised in a country community of Flower Grove in Howard County, Texas near Big Spring, Texas. He attended Big Spring High School when his family moved into town. He was drafted into the Army in 1966 and started his tour in Vietnam in July 1966. He was killed by small arms fire December 17, 1966 from a sniper.

Eddie and I share relatives by marriage. One of his deceased uncles, Bill Hollandsworth was married to my father-in-law's sister. I had heard about Eddie through my in-laws.

Eddie is remembered by the Howard County, Texas Vietnam Memorial and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran's Memorial located at Midland, Texas.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 17 Dec 1966 the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, fought a vicious battle near Bong Son in Binh Dinh Province. The cavalrymen ended the day with 29 dead - five from Company A, six fron Company B, one from HHC, and 17 from Company D:
  • 1LT Chester G. Cox, Lawrenceburg, KY
  • PSGT Willie L. Earnest, Sunflower, MS
  • PSGT Donald J. Leemhuis, Clinton, OK
  • PSGT Roque Perpetua, Kauai, HI
  • SGT William D. Cook, San Jose, CA
  • SGT Antonio Garcia, Chicago, IL
  • CPL Jack J. Deaton, Indianapolis, IN
  • SP4 Joe L. Lemon, Guy, AR
  • SP4 Henry J. Nelson, New Haven, CT
  • SP4 Jack L. Wilbur, Dayton, OH
  • PFC Timothy D. Ewing, Exeter, CA
  • PFC Eddie D. Hollandsworth, Big Spring, TX
  • PFC Arnold M. Hull, Oak Hill, NY
  • PFC Angel R. Luna, New York, NY
  • PFC Charles H. McClennahan, New York, NY
  • PFC Raymond D. Torrey, New York, NY
  • PFC Darrell W. Wilson, Kennewick, WA

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Representative,
Billy M. Brown
1 Sep 2004

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 09/01/2004