Lawrence “Dutch” Holland


Preferred Name: Larry

Nickname/Call Sign: Dutch

Date of Birth: May 15, 1934 (MIA August 1971, determined KIA 1973)

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/KIA
Casualty Province: Tay Ninh, Vietnam
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.

Units Assigned

  • 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 6/12/1965 Ejected from F-100, killed in shootout with Viet Cong

Awards & Decorations

Air Force Cross

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/KIA
Casualty Province: Tay Ninh, Vietnam
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.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 6/12/1965 Ejected from F-100, killed in shootout with Viet Cong

Awards & Decorations

Air Force Cross

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

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