Melvin Arnold Holland

Technical Sergeant
LIMA 85 (1043RD RADAR EVAL SQDN), 7TH AF
United States Air Force
06 January 1936 - 11 March 1968
Woodland, Washington
Panel 44E Line 021

7TH AF
Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Passport photo, 1967

The database page for Melvin Arnold Holland

06 Nov 2002

Dad,

You may not be here physically, but you will always be here
in spirit.
You have not been forgotten
MIA-POW's families to
become a POW to any and every war
It will be 35 years on March 2003.

With wars still happening I can't even begin to imagine how
many others will become MIA-POW's.

My prayers go out to any and
all servicemen and their families.

Thank you for this opportunity to share my thoughts and prayers
Debbie



15 Mar 2006

It has now been 3 more years since the last update on this website and still no answer or word on what has happened to the MIA/POW's from the Vietnam War. Now we have another war in process, so we will have even more men unaccounted for from our Service men and women.

These men are constantly in our prayers. It has been 38 years since my dad became missing and still no answer. My prayers go out to the rest of the family and friends of MIA/POW'S.

From his daughter,
Debbie Holland-Duyck



07 Jun 2007

Thank you to the wonderful people I have received emails from people regarding bracelets and just letting me know that they care. That means so much to my family and I. I thank William Jordan for sending me his bracelet since he had the POW/MIA emblem and my dad's name tattooed on his arm. What an honor. This website has been such a blessing and thank you for everything.

Still no word as my mom gets ready to go out to Washington DC again to see what information they may have for her this year. My prayers are with the families of those who are involved with the current war. God Bless all of you.

From his daughter,
Debbie
sewmama2001@yahoo.com





November 1965
22 Jan 2007

I am a 15 year old girl, who has been raised in the military. I am a Civil Air Patrol cadet, which is a branch of the USAF. I was at Selfridge AB in Michigan, for a Cadet Advisory Council meeting. When going to the PX/BX I ran accross a POW/MIA Bracelet. There were three bracelets there. I picked up the first bracelet and it happend to be TSgt Melvin A. Holland. I was amazed and bought it right then and there, no questions asked. It was very ironic, because of the whole USAF and me being in CAP, and I just happend to get promoted to a Cadet TSgt just the week after.

I am very found of the bracelet, and haven't taken it off since. I was searching for TSgt Holland on the net and came across this site. I get to visit DC in February with CAP, and hopefully will get to go to the Wall, if so I plan on getting TSgt Holland's name rubbing. Just having the bracelet means so much to me, knowing that there were and still are people out there who haven't been found, and still need our support. For those soldiers of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Krista
cadetmclean9991@yahoo.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

LIMA 85 was a highly classified TSQ-81/TACAN site on a Laotian mountaintop near the North Vietnamese border. On 11 March 1968, eleven US Air Force men were lost when the site was overrun by the North Vietnamese - and a twelth was lost when his A-1E was shot down during rescue operations.

Additional information is available on The Virtual Wall's
LIMA 85 MEMORIAL



The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his daughter,
Debbie Holland-Duyck
sewmama2001@yahoo.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 6 Nov 2002
Last updated 01/19/2008