Timothy Holster

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
10 August 1947 - 01 November 1966
Brockton, Massachusetts
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Combat Infantry

Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Timothy Holster

02 Jan 2004

I have recently discovered what a heroic battle the men of Charlie Company, 2/18th, fought on 11/01/66, ten men were killed in action on that day alone. My brother Tim was killed that day, I never knew what it was like. I have been on websites and message boards for the 1st Infantry Division and have just now begun to understand what it was like in Charlie Company the summer and fall of 1966.

I served in Vietnam as a sentry dog handler with an MP unit in 1969 but could only see the infantry from a distance. Now, at age 53, almost 40 years after the battles at Dau Tieng (Operation Attleboro), my sense of pride for my brother and his comrades is greater than ever. Until I read the words of the men that were there I could never fully understand the greatness, the courage that was in my brother. I finally have begun to replace my feelings of loss with a sense of pride that I will carry forever. Thanks, Tim.

19 Sep 2007

Looking for Glenn Manley, Farmington, New Mexico.

I want to say THANK YOU

From his brother,
Gregory Holster

A Note from The Virtual Wall

As mentioned above, Charlie Company, 2/18th Infantry, lost ten men in the fighting on 01 Nov 1966:
  • SGT Marion L. Draper, American Fork, UT
  • SGT James L. Holcomb, Lookout, WV
  • SGT Donald K. Lakey, Fort Dodge, IA
  • SGT Klaus Warrelmann, Carmel, CA
  • SP4 Timothy Holster, Brockton, MA
  • SP4 Jerry P. Witt, Mount Vernon, IL
  • SP4 Randy B. Wright, Elkhorn City, KY
  • PFC Edward P. Austin, Alpena, MI
  • PFC Charles N. Carson, Ensley, AL
  • PFC Michael L. Pugh, Memphis, TN

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Gregory Holster

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 2 Jan 2004
Last updated 06/09/2008