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Interview with Robert Holtz

In this interview, Robert L. Holtz discusses his lengthy career in the United States Marine Corps. He talks about growing up in the 1930s and 1940s, service in the Korean War, and his deployments to Vietnam. Mr. Holtz goes into a variety of topics including combat, camp life, civilian reactions, and casualties of war.

  • Portrait of R.L. Holtz from 1972

    Robert L. Holtz

    Marines

    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.