|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1947|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 1968|
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam
Coleman Marine Is Killed In Vietnam - Coleman County has lost another young man in the fighting in Vietnam. He is Lance Corporal Douglas Holtz Griffin, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Griffin of 1203 South Llano Street, who was killed while on a night patrol February 6 near Quang Nam, South Vietnam. Services are pending at Stevens Funeral Home. A Marine officer in Abilene has indicated that it will probably be 10 or 12 days before the body arrives in the United States.
Griffin was a 1966 graduate of Coleman High School. He played football there his junior and senior years, and in his senior year was named the outstanding lineman. He enlisted in the Marines July 7, 1966, at Abilene, received his basic training at San Diego, attended a supply school in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, then was transferred to Albany, Georgia where he volunteered for service in Vietnam. He arrived in Vietnam last November. Griffin was born December 30, 1947 at Brawley, California and had lived in Coleman County most of his life. He was a member of the Coleman Church of Christ. The funeral service will be held at the Coleman Church of Christ, with Paul Wallace, pastor of the Austin Avenue Church of Christ in Brownwood, and Bill Wiley, pastor of the Coleman Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will take place in the Coleman City Cemetery.
Survivors include the parents; four sisters, Mrs. Shirley Brigandi of Coleman, Mrs. Annette Busby of Abilene, Mrs. Carol Sanders of Carrizo Springs, and Miss Debbie Griffin of Coleman; one brother, Dwight Griffin of Coleman; and his grandmothers, Mrs. W. F. Griffin and Mrs. C. E. Scott of Coleman.
From the Coleman Newspaper Feb 1968
Juddy Weldon Griffin (1909 - 1985)
Bessie Grace Holtz Griffin (1925 - 2013)
Sheila Annette Griffin Singleton Busby Dobbins (1945 - 2012)*
Douglas Holtz Griffin (1947 - 1968)
Dwight Anthony Griffin (1954 - 2002)*
Coleman City Cemetery
Created by: Billy M. Brown
Record added: Jun 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19792814