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MAJ Donald Walter Holleder

MAJ Donald Walter Holleder

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 17 Oct 1967 (aged 33)
Vietnam
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 168-A
Memorial ID 6184 · View Source
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United States Army Officer. He attended Aquinas Institute (high school) in Rochester, New York. They named their stadium in his honor. He attended West Point Military Academy and was a star football player for the Army team from 1953-55. He played defensive end and quarterback. His football exploits won him election to the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame. West Point honored him by naming their hockey and basketball arena 'Holleder Center.' Donald was killed in action in Vietnam by a sniper in the Battle of Ong Thanh while voluntarily leading a rescue effort in a battle that pitted 142 Americans against 1,400 enemy troops who had the protection of underground bunkers.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6184
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Donald Walter Holleder (3 Aug 1934–17 Oct 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6184, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .