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Sgt Linwood McCoy Holmes
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1940
Ernul
Craven County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1966, Vietnam

SGT Linwood McCoy Holmes, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Ernul, NC.

Sergeant Linwood McCoy Holmes was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SGT Holmes served our country until September 19th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 26 years old and was married. It was reported that Linwood died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. Linwood was born on March 26th, 1940 in Ernul, North Carolina. SGT Holmes is on panel 10E, line 119 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 8 years.

My name is Kimberly Robertson, my father (Linwood M. Holmes), was killed in the Vietnam War, in 1966. I never knew my father, because my mother was five months pregnant with me at the time of his death. I truly desire to hear from anyone who may have been aquainted with my father, during his short stay in Vietnam. His relatives have shared a lot of information with me, but I have never spoken to anyone, who was actually there, with my father during his time in Vietnam. I truly desire to hear from anyone who actually was there with my father, in Vietnam. I am the only child of Linwood Holmes and all that I have to remember my father by, are a couple of pictures. There's such an empty space in my heart, because of the lack of closure, which I feel. I truly think to be able to hear some of his war stories from someone, who knows first hand, what he experienced, would truly put a closure to my pain. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Signed, Linwood's Little Girl (Kim), Kimberly M. Robertson. robertkm97@gmail.com.

My father will always be a "HERO" to me! He went to war to protect this country, knowing that it may cost him his life. Even though he never had the opportunity to hold me, he has always been with me in spirit. In September of 1966, when my father was killed in Vietnam, I was still in my mother's womb. In January of 1967, the daughter of Linwood McCoy Holmes was born, Kimberly Michelle Peterson (I took my mother's last name, because my mother and father were engaged, not married). Never being able to see, hear nor touch my father really left a "piece out of my puzzle". Every little girl desires to have her father hold her in his arms. Even though my father was not physically here with me, his love showed through my mother and his siblings. To my father's siblings, I was always known as "Linwood's Little Girl". I truly regret growing up without my father, but I never regret having Linwood McCoy Holmes as my father. Had my father lived, he would have been sixty four years old this year (March 26th). My father - a man with dignity and pride, lost his life, trying to save this country. HE IS MY HERO! Kimberly, Robertson, robertkm97@gmail.com.

Daddy's Only Baby: My father will always be a "HERO" to me! He went to war, to protect this country, knowing that it may cause him his life. Even though, he never had the opportunity to hold me, he has always been with me in spirit. In September of 1966, my father was killed in Vietnam, I was still in my mother's womb. In January of 1967, the daughter of Linwood McCoy Holmes, was born, Kimberly Michelle Peterson (I took my mother's last name, because my mother and father were engaged, not married). Never being able to see, hear nor touch my father, really left a "piece out of my puzzle". Every little girl desires to have her father hold her in his arms. Even though my father was not physically here with me, his love showed through my mother and his siblings. To my father's siblings, I was always known as "Linwood's Little Girl". I truly regret growing up without my father, but I never regret having Linwood McCoy Holmes as my father. Had my father lived, he would have been fifty-nine years old tomorrow (3/26/99). My father a man with dignity and pride, lost his life, trying to save this country. HE IS MY HERO! Kimberly Robertson, 107 West Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701, robertkm97@gmail.com..

This message is to anyone out there, who can help me find any information pertaining to the whereabouts of my father's wife, whose name was Irene Holmes. Her last know place of residency, was somewhere in Washington, D.C. I am Linwood Holmes's only child and I am desperately seeking to find her. I have updated my personal information on this site(email and home addresses). Please, if any one has any information, please contact me. Thanks! "Linwood's Little Girl" Kimberly Robertson, 3617 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705, robertkm97@gmail.com.

He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division,"Big Red One", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal(s).

 
 
Burial:
Holmes Family Cemetery
Ernul
Craven County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Holmes
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 25, 2007
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