Frank Nolan Holsomback

Corporal
DELTA CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
16 April 1947 - 12 October 1967
Lecompte, Louisiana
Panel 27E Line 095

3RD MARDIV

3RD MARINES
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Frank Nolan Holsomback

15 June 2005

Frankie, I miss you every day of my life.

You were a good man, and one of my best team leaders.
As your Squad leader, I feel I let you down.
But know this.
I will never forget you.

You are with God now.
Guarding the gates of heaven,
with all the other Marines who have gone before you.
I too will be garding the Gates with you one day.

I miss you, my Brother.

God keep you, my friend.

Sgt.Tom Nollmann, USMC (Ret)



12 Jun 2006

Frankie,

I finally got to Washington DC
this past Memorial Day. I could feel your presence
when I ran my fingers across you name on the Wall.
It won't be long before I join you, my brother.

Semper Fi, my Brother.

From Frank's Squad Leader,
SgtMaj T. A. Nollmann, USMC (Ret)
the.sgtmaj@gmail.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 11 October 1967 Charlie 1/3 Marines engaged a larger North Vietnamese Army force in the Hai Lang Forest southwest of Quang Tri City, losing eight men on 11 October. One of the dead was the Charlie 1/3 Commanding Officer, Captain William A. Neuss, who was awarded a posthumous Silver Star.

Charlie 1/1 Marines entered the fight on 12 October; they lost nine men including a combat photographer, Corporal William T. Perkins, attached from HQ Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. Cpl Perkins received a posthumous Medal of Honor.

Delta 1/3 was not as heavily engaged as the other two companies, but did lose one man on 12 October - Cpl Frank N. Holsomback.



The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
T. A. Nollmann, SgtMaj USMC (Ret)
the.sgtmaj@gmail.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 26 Jul 2005
Last updated 06/30/2006