A CO, 2ND BN, 18TH INFANTRY, 1 INF DIV
From Newaygo, Michigan
21 August 1945 - 26 April 1966
Doyle Holtzlander is the big brother I will never know. Though my mother endured the hardship of having 13 children, she lost my brother just weeks short of my birth.
Doyle gave his life in Vietnam defending our freedom and lifestyle. Several others in my family are physically with us, but we have also lost a part of them forever...
When you view this website, I hope you realize that each and every name in tiny print has affected hundreds of family members and friends.
Each of these names represent someone's son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend or neighbor. When you meet someone who has managed to survive this nightmare with whatever sanity and functionability they could, be sure to ACKNOWLEDGE, THANK, AND RESPECT this person!!!
They are greatly responsible for our convenience to be as arrogant, unkind, opinionated and thoughtless as some of us can be without fear of death, torture or responsibility for our behavior.
Please know that the sacrifices they made have affected many generations to follow them. They gave up the chance to see their first child, marry their high school sweetheart, hug their mother one more time, apologize to their father, and teach their little sister to ride a bike...
They truly gave us all they had to offer.
The database page for Doyle Edward Holtzlander
Memorial first published on 01 Apr 2008
Last updated 04/07/2008