Richard Edward Holland was born in Alabama on 16 February 1922, the son of Benjamin Franklin Holland and Mattie Grace Lawhorn.
He was killed in action 6 January 1945 in Luxembourg.
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 523

S/Sgt Holland was initially buried at the American War Cemetery at Hamm, Luxembourg

He received a battlefield promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving with an infantry unit in France. He directed the operation of machine guns and bazookas in aheavy weapon company, and, as a result of his efficiency against the enemy on Sept. 22, was presented the Combat Infantry Badge. His brother T/Sgt James R. Holland was wounded in Germany.

He was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Holland, 426 Poplar Street; four brothers, Ben Holland Jr., James R. Holland, Jack R. Holland and Robert L. Holland; five sisters, Mrs. Raymond Light, Mrs. Robert Lunsford, Mrs. Thomas Ray, Miss Josephine Holland and Miss Betty Holland.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 February 1922
  • Date of death: 6 January 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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