Daniel E. Holland

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: San Antonio, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel Dan Holland was serving as a Civil Affairs officer and the Chief of Public Health for the 4th Infantry Division in Baghdad when he, along with three other soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter, were killed by an improvised explosive device. They had been on a humanitarian mission to aid the people of Iraq.

Dan was an U.S. Army brat born in Germany and raised in Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University, joined ROTC, and became a Veterinarian. Dan was loved by many for his warm and outgoing personality, love of God and family, dedicated service to our country, and the way he always made us laugh. When it came time for Dan to leave, he would smile and say, “Glad you got to see me!”

Dan was survived by his wife Sheryl, son Garrett, and daughter, Rachel.

Age: 43

Date of Death: May 18, 2006

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