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Col William Norman Holm
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1916
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1996
Johnson County
Iowa, USA

USMA Class of 1940.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 8, 1916, the son of John Dean Holm and Emma Elsbert Holm. He grew up in Minneapolis. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1940. He was the Executive Officer of an independent parachute battalion during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

After World War II he married Virginia R. Hassinger of Raleigh, North Carolina on August 24, 1946. He was assigned to the 6th Republic of Korea Army in Korea and served with the 82nd Airborne. He was a Professor of Military Science in the ROTC program at the University of Iowa from 1961 to 1966. He retired after 28 year with the United States Army as a Colonel in 1966. He received many honors, including the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters, the Legion of Merit and the Soldiers Medal.

After retirement he attended the University of Iowa where he earned a Masterís Degree in Education Administration. He became the Director of Admissions at the university until his retirement in 1982. He was a Hawkeye fan who rarely missed a football or basketball game.

He died at the Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville, Iowa after a short illness on October 30, 1996. Services were held on November 5, 1996 at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Survivors included his wife Virginia of Iowa City; two daughters of Andover, Massachusetts and of Sumter, South Carolina; two sons of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Indialantic, Florida; brother, Peter Holm of Freeport, Illinois and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Dean Holm.

Source: West Point Association of Graduates website. 
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  Virginia Hassinger Holm (1922 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section XXXIII, Row B, Site 17.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Jan 26, 2014
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Col William Norman Holm
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Col William Norman Holm
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USMA Class of 1940
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
Thank you for your World War II service to our country, Colonel Holm! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014

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