HOLDEN, ELMER LARRY Remains recovered 09/2003 - see note below
Name: Elmer Larry Holden Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/E5 Unit: 37 AERO R&R SQ Date of Birth: 19 February 1944 Home City of Record: OKLAHOMA CITY OK Date of Loss: 09 June 1968 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 162144 North 1070534 East Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered Category: 3 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: HU3E Missions: Refno: 1206 Other Personnel in Incident: James Locker, Jack Rittichtier, Richard Yeend, all KIA/BNR
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File. Updated 2003.
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Border Laos, Thua Thien 22 miles NW of A Shau
CACCF/CRASH/AIRCREW/6 YRS United States Air Force/QUANG TRI
Air Force Looks for Missing Copter The Associated Press
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AP) -- The Air Force is hoping flight simulations can help solve the disappearance 30 years ago of a rescue helicopter in Vietnam.
The project may lead to similar efforts to find other aircraft that vanished during the Vietnam War, former flight engineer Bob Baldwin said Wednesday as the nation marked Veterans Day. ...
Coast Guard pilot's body recovered from Laos Molly Kavanaugh; Plain Dealer Reporter
In the months following the June 9, 1968, helicopter crash in the jungles of Laos, Carol Rittichier held onto hope her husband was still alive.
The two met at Kent State University and within two months became engaged. After 11 years of marriage, they told people they were still on their honeymoon....
The US Government has found Jolly Green 23 and recovered the remains of Lt Rittichier, USCG, Capt Yeend, USAF, SSgt Holden, USAF, and Sgt Locker, USAF.
LT Rittichier will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on 6 Oct at 1300. The funeral service will be held at the Old Post Chapel, FT Myer, VA.
The funeral is open to the public. However, I need to know who is coming so I can plan for the reception.
Can you spread this word to your POW-MIA Community? If anyone wants to attend the funeral could they please contact me at 202-267-4009 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
LCDR James Brewster, USCGR 202-267-4009 (v) 202-267-4823 (f)
The State (Columbia, SC) Thursday, October 9, 2003
Vietnam War casualty to be buried Saturday By CHUCK CRUMBO
Air Force Staff Sgt. Elmer "Larry" Holden will be buried Saturday, 35 years after he died in the Vietnam War. Holden, a flight engineer assigned to the 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Da Nang, Vietnam, died with three other crewmen when his helicopter was shot down while searching for a missing U.S. pilot near Hue......