Lawrence “Dutch” Holland


Preferred Name: Larry

Nickname/Call Sign: Dutch

Date of Birth: May 15, 1934

Highest Military Grade Held: Major, O4

Hometown:  Alhambra, CA

Biography

EJECTED – KILLED IN SHOOTOUT

Major Lawrence T. “Dutch” Holland was flight lead of a pair of F100D’s fragged on a Close Air Support mission over South Vietnam. His aircraft was the lead in a flight of twoF100’s. After making passes on a target near Don Luan in Phuoc Long Province, he transmitted his aircraft had been hit and his parachute was observed in 100-foot trees.

“Holland got into a shootout with the Viet Cong. He had a pistol and was outgunned by the VC with automatic assault rifles.”(1) A rescue helicopter landed the nearest clearing and the helicopter crew proceeded on foot into the woods. They were fired upon by Viet Cong and saw the enemy drag the limp body of Maj Holland into a ditch. The helicopter crew were unable to rescue Maj Holland.

In late August 1971, the Air Force received information which they believed sufficient to determine that Holland had died at the time of the incident. It was determined Holland had been shot and killed by Viet Cong soldiers after he opened fire on them. Maj. Holland was reportedly buried in the immediate vicinity of the incident. His status was changed to Killed in Action/Body not Recovered. he was almost in the grasp of rescue teams but appeared to have been lifeless.

(1) Source: PJ’s in Vietnam: The Story of Air Rescue in Vietnam through the eyes of Pararescuemen, by John LaPointe

LAWRENCE T HOLLAND

Date of Birth: May 15, 1934

Date of Casualty: June 12, 1965

Home of Record: ALHAMBRA

County of Record: LOS ANGELES COUNTY

State: CA

Branch of Service: AIR FORCE

Rank: MAJOR

Panel/Line:2E, 9

Status:MIA

Casualty Province:TAY NINH

Units Assigned

612th Tactical Fighter Squadron
6/12/1965 Ejected from F-100, killed in shootout with Viet Cong
1998 status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not RecoveredSource: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 01 April 1990 with the assistance of raw from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 1998.

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Biography

Biography

EJECTED – KILLED IN SHOOTOUT

Major Lawrence T. “Dutch” Holland was flight lead of a pair of F100D’s fragged on a Close Air Support mission over South Vietnam. His aircraft was the lead in a flight of twoF100’s. After making passes on a target near Don Luan in Phuoc Long Province, he transmitted his aircraft had been hit and his parachute was observed in 100-foot trees.

“Holland got into a shootout with the Viet Cong. He had a pistol and was outgunned by the VC with automatic assault rifles.”(1) A rescue helicopter landed the nearest clearing and the helicopter crew proceeded on foot into the woods. They were fired upon by Viet Cong and saw the enemy drag the limp body of Maj Holland into a ditch. The helicopter crew were unable to rescue Maj Holland.

In late August 1971, the Air Force received information which they believed sufficient to determine that Holland had died at the time of the incident. It was determined Holland had been shot and killed by Viet Cong soldiers after he opened fire on them. Maj. Holland was reportedly buried in the immediate vicinity of the incident. His status was changed to Killed in Action/Body not Recovered. he was almost in the grasp of rescue teams but appeared to have been lifeless.

(1) Source: PJ’s in Vietnam: The Story of Air Rescue in Vietnam through the eyes of Pararescuemen, by John LaPointe

K.I.A.

LAWRENCE T HOLLAND

Date of Birth: May 15, 1934

Date of Casualty: June 12, 1965

Home of Record: ALHAMBRA

County of Record: LOS ANGELES COUNTY

State: CA

Branch of Service: AIR FORCE

Rank: MAJOR

Panel/Line:2E, 9

Status:MIA

Casualty Province:TAY NINH

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

612th Tactical Fighter Squadron
6/12/1965 Ejected from F-100, killed in shootout with Viet Cong
1998 status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not RecoveredSource: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 01 April 1990 with the assistance of raw from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 1998.

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

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