James William Holt

Master Sergeant
Army of the United States
19 September 1941 - 14 November 1973
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Panel 37E Line 084


Silver Star

Combat Medic

Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for James William Holt

19 Jul 1999


on my
Memorial Page

From one who wears his MIA bracelet,

17 Aug 2005

I have worn Master Sergeant Holt's bracelet since 01 June 05 and wish for God's blessing on him and his family. I will continue to wear the bracelet in memory of him and all the other great heros that are still missing to this day.

Sergeant Krauze

05 Apr 2007

I have just acquired, and now wear, an MIA bracelet for MSGT Holt. May God bless him, and bring comfort and peace to his family; and may God bring peace to our nation, and the nations of the world. I pray this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Verner M. Ingram, Jr.

11 Jul 2007

MSG Holt. I have worn your bracelet now for over 25 years. It has only come off my wrist once and that was for surgery. I am an ex-Ranger and Green Beret and I will wear this until I hear of a reason I shouldn't. I along with many, many others are so very proud of you and all the others who were there and you will continue to be my hero in life. SUA SPONTE.

From veteran and bracelet wearer,
Joe DeRobbio

03 Dec 2007

I have worn MSGT James W. Holt's POW-MIA bracelet since August 2006, and am very honored for it. I hope God is with all the families and others who are missing or have paid the full price.

Bob L.

22 Dec 2007

I located MSGT Holt's bracelet at Ranger Joe's in Columbus, Georgia, this past summer.
I had read about the action in Soldier of Fortune magazine many years ago.
I have recently contacted the newspaper in his hometown, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The date of his last known action is 7 February 1968.
It will soon be 40 years since he was last seen.
I felt it would be appropriate for the newspaper to publish an article on this brave American.
Please feel free to contact them and ask them to remember him.
I feel that SGT Holt would have taken the fight to our enemies in any corner of the world.
It is an honor to wear his bracelet and my hope is that story will never be forgotten.

Wendell Murray
Columbus, Georgia

29 Dec 2007

I have worn Master Sergeant William Holt's name for 6 years now. It is an honor to me. I pray for the soldiers of the past and for the brave men and women in this war today. God Bless the world.

Faye Andrews

26 Jan 2008

I am wearing MSG James W. Holt's bracelet. I have been researching his life and his story. I hope that someday all of the men who were left behind will be brought home. My thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to him and his family.

A1c Ashley M. Allen

A Note from The Virtual Wall

James Holt was one of ten Americans killed, captured, or missing after the fall of the Lang Vei Special Forces Camp during the 1968 Tet Offensive. They were
  • Captured, released 1973:
    • SSgt Dennis L. Thompson (Silver Star)
    • SP5 William G. McMurray (Silver Star)
    • SFC Harvey G. Brande (Silver Star)

  • Missing in Action:
  • Killed in Action:
    • SFC Eugene Ashley Jr. (MoH)
    • SFC Earl F. Burke, Uniontown, PA (Silver Star)
The remains of Sergeants Hanna and Lindewald were repatriated on 15 Jan 2004 and positive identification announced on 08 Sep 2004; see SFC Hanna's memorial for further information.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 19 Jul 1999
Last updated 02/20/2008