Ismael Holguin

Specialist Four
F TRP, 17TH CAVALRY, 196 INF BDE
Army of the United States
28 February 1947 - 07 February 1968
Big Spring, Texas
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196 INF BDE 17TH CAV RGT
Armor

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Ismael Holguin

11 Dec 2004

Ismael attended Big Spring, Texas, schools, last attending Big Spring High School. He was drafted into the Army in January 1967. He was married. He was trained as an Armored Crewman. Three weeks before his 21st birthday on February 7, 1968, he was killed by an explosive device. He was buried with full military honors in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Big Spring, Texas. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals posthumously. He is remembered by the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Midland, Texas.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

F Troop, 17th Cavalry, was the 196th Infantry Brigade's ground recon element. The Troop lost four men on 07 Feb 1968, during the early days of the Tet Offensive:
  • SSG Lionel Butler, Tacoma, WA
  • SP4 Ismael Holguin, Big Spring, TX
  • SP4 Lewis J. Newberry, East Longmeadow, MA
  • SP4 Gordon J. Wetjen, Homestead, IA


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762
bmbrown@grandecom.net 
11 Dec 2004



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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