Jack Holman has proven his commitment to Wylie-Pevy Post #74 of the American Legion by serving 38 continuous years and recently was recognized for that service.
Carl Thompson, Commander, Wylie-Pevy Post #74, The American Legion, presented Holman, Post Chaplain (retired) with a longevity award commemorating Holman's continuous membership and service to The American Legion and almost two decades as Post #74 Chaplain.
"Jack Holman is a member of our nation's 'Greatest Generation,'" Thompson said. "He served with distinction and bravery in the U.S. Navy in the European Theater and the Pacific Theater. Jack Holman is the definition of 'An American Hero.'"
Holman was a fire director and Gunner on Destroyer 464 that supported the D-Day landing on June 6, 1944. Following D-Day, his ship was converted to a high-speed mine sweeper and transferred to the Pacific Ocean.
According to Thompson, the ship Holman served on in both the European (Atlantic) Theater and Pacific Theater was USS Hobson. Holman and the ship were transferred together from the European Theater to the Pacific.