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.