HHC 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 03/14/1967



Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Jan 17, 1947
Marital Status: Single

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 91A10: Medical Corpsman
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Feb 15, 1967
Casualty was on Mar 14, 1967
Body was recovered

Panel 16E - Line 79


Edwin "Skip" Holloway was a Medic assigned to Company A 1/22 Infantry when he was killed in action
on March 14, 1967, in a battle with NVA forces during Operation Sam Houston,
at grid reference YA600587, approximately 26 kilometers west of Plei Djereng airfield.



Skip Holloway's decorations

Top: Combat Medic Badge
Center: Bronze Star Medal w/V device, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal w/Campaign star, Vietnam Campaign Medal
Bottom: Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w/Palm,
Republic of Vietnam Civic Actions Unit Citation w/Palm


The citation for the award of the Bronze Star Medal for Valor for PFC Edwin Holloway III



The entry in Ed Holloway's 1965 high school graduation yearbook had this to say about him:

"Skip" ... Drive-Ins, cars, food, and red convertibles rate high on his list.... another Ford fan... Future plans include accounting.


Photo of Ed Holloway and yearbook information
courtesy of Ed Zwicker III, President, Springfield Township Aumni Association


Edwin (Skip) N. Holloway III


Skip Holloway's brother Ric writes:

"Skip" was a reluctant warrior, although he was not one to shy away from conflict. Throughout his short life,
he always supported his friends or comrades, and could be counted on to fulfill his duty when drafted into the Army.
Clearly his honorable traits are what earned him a bronze star, but they also got him killed as a medic. He certainly wasn't there
long enough to balance the risks with what he felt he had to do to help his fellow soldiers when they called out for help.

I had gone to Vietnam this past March on the 40th anniversary of Skip's death. I hired a private guide to take me out west from Pleiku
about as far as we could get towards where the battle took place (used the radio logs from the web to get coordinates). Not an easy task
with the government restricting visits to that part of the country. We even had to pick up a local government official to join us on the trip.
I have been going through many boxes of things my parents had and found a letter from the Army awarding my brother the Bronze Star.
The letter stated Edwin "Skip" had repeatedly gone back under fire to help his wounded comrades until he too was eventually shot.


Photo of Skip Holloway and Bronze Star Citation courtesy of his brother, Richard Holloway




Two Friends Drafted & Killed Together

Edwin N. Holloway 3d, and Matthew Higgins met last year during basic training at
Fort Sam Houston, Tex. They hit it off together right from the start. They were
both from the Philadelphia area they were drafted into the Army together; they
came home together; they went to Vietnam together.
And last Tuesday they died on a battlefield in Vietnam together on their first
combat mission.

Pfc. Holloway, 20, resided at 1304 Kopley Rd., Flourtown. Pfc. Higgins, lived at
1058 Granite St., in Frankford. They were both medics attached to the 4th Infantry
The close relationship of the two soldiers was reveled Monday night by Holloway's
father, Edwin Jr.
"I was at the airport and saw both boys off when they left after being home on
leave. They were going to Vietnam," he said. That was last February 14.
The battle in which they died was fought near Pleiku. The Defense Department said
they were hit by small-arms fire.

Holloway was graduated from the Springfield, Montgomery county, High School in

1965. He worked for the Milton Roy Co. prior to being drafted in August, 1966.
The soldier was engaged to Nancy Hoffman, of 513 Ramsey rd., Oreland, and was
sending a portion of his pay home regularly for their marriage. Surviving, in
addition to his father, are his mother, Mildred, and a brother, Richard.
Higgins' death had been announced last week.

Article appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on March 21, 1967.

Posted by: Ric Holloway
Email: richolloway@comcast.net
Relationship: He is my brother
Monday, March 14, 2005

From the
Together We Served website



Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 25, Lot 127, Range 01, Grave 01


Monument for the Holloway family

Photo by Jim Wray from the Find A Grave website




Side of the Holloway family monument

Photo by Jim Wray from the Find A Grave website



Grave marker for Skip Holloway

Photo by Jim Wray from the Find A Grave website







For a tribute to Edwin "Skip" Holloway click on the following link:

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