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Francis Edwin "Fritz" Holsclaw

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March 27, 2011
I think I spent most of my spare time at the Holsclaw home growing up....sometimes more than my own. Gary adored his dad, and Fritz couldn't have been prouder of all of his children. I remember him as a typically stoic and firm leader of both his home and his Command. He was pretty quiet but he showed a great deal of kindness and patience with our antics and needs. "Col. Holsclaw" was the only person I felt comfortable flying with, especially taking off from the Foresthill "airstrip". Gary's death left a huge hole in his heart, but now they can be together again with no more pain.
March 25, 2011
Fritz and Clare's son, Gary, was the inspiration for the Memorial Day ceremony at Del Oro High School. A truly great Loomis kid and Golden Eagle. Gary's family was very proud of him, and loosing him in Vietnam left a huge void for all of us.
March 21, 2011
With loving memories of MANY years of friendship and life. Rest in Peace old friend -
March 20, 2011
Gen. Holscalw took the 162nd to new heights and accomplishments, making it a standout in the Mobile Communications community. I am proud to have served under him at the 222 CCS in Costa Mesa. Msgt. Conrad Neumann, CAANG, USAF, Ret.
March 20, 2011
It is always sad to read of the passing of another member of our Greatest Generation. While I never had the priviledge of meeting General Holsclaw, I did have the honor of going through bootcamp and infantry training with his son Gary and served with him in Vietnam. I remember how happy he was on the frequent weekends that his dad would fly down to spend time with him when we were at Pendleton. He was understandably very proud of his father. Gary was a special guy and a fantastic Marine. It was obvious that apple didn't fall far from the tree. For reasons I may understand one day, in Vietnam I was transferred from Bravo 1/9 to Lima 3/3 a month or two before Bravo was overrun and the world lost Gary and many more of our finest young men on July 2, 1967. How great that father and son are now together for eternity. Rest in Peace General Holsclaw. May eternal light shine upon you. Thank you for your long dedicated service to our country.
And Semper Fi, Gary.

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