Frank Nolan HolsombackCorporal
DELTA CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
16 April 1947 - 12 October 1967
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The database page for Frank Nolan Holsomback
Frankie, I miss you every day of my life.
You were a good man, and one of my best team leaders.
12 Jun 2006
I finally got to Washington DC
Semper Fi, my Brother.
From Frank's Squad Leader,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 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.
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T. A. Nollmann, SgtMaj USMC (Ret)
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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