Doyle HolcombPrivate First Class
A CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
29 April 1944 - 22 June 1967
Johnson City, Tennessee
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I remember Doyle Holcomb, Airborne.
The last time I saw Doyle alive he had a pair of antlers tied to his ruck sack. We were waiting for the last lift of choppers to pick us up. We were headed for Dak To. I didn't get to talk to Doyle before A company was lifted to the mountain Landing Zone on June 21, 1967. On 6/22/67 Company A 2/503 came under fire. They took on NVA regulars that out-numbered them by 5-1. They fought until they ran out of ammo. 74 of America's best died that day. Doyle was found at the front of the fight. I think about Doyle almost daily.
From a fellow soldier,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 22/23 June 1967 three platoons of A Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, were effectively wiped out in a meeting engagement with a battalion of North Vietnamese Army regulars. Seventy-four men from A Company died, 43 of them previously wounded men who were executed by close-range gunshots to the head during the night of 22/23 June. PFC Doyle Holcomb was one of the men who died in the fighting which became known as
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 Nov 2006
Last updated 11/28/2006