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Telegram Notifying Family that R.L. Holtz had been Wounded in Action

  • Telegram to R.L. Holtz's mother, Amanda Scott
    Telegram to R.L. Holtz's mother, Amanda Scott

Telegram sent to R.L. Holtz’s mother, Amanda Scott, notifying her that her son had been wounded in action. The telegram lacks details about the injury, but assured the recipient that she would be notified as soon as the information became available. 

  • Portrait of R.L. Holtz from 1972

    Robert L. Holtz


    Served in: Korean War Vietnam War

    Born in September of 1931 in Coleman, Texas, Robert Holtz joined the Marines at the age of 17, signing on in July of 1949. He served in Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands from 1949 until 1951 during the Korean war. Holtz also completed two tours during the Vietnam War. He retired in Phoenix, Arizona, but came back to live in Texas. 

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