Holland, Daniel Edward, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Veterinary Corps
Last Primary MOS
64F-Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Last MOS Group
Veterinary Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
2006-Present, 38X, 352nd Civil Affairs Command
Service Years
1984 - 2006

Veterinary Corps

Lieutenant Colonel

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
San Antonio, Texas

Casualty Date
May 18, 2006
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

4th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2006, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Expert Field Medical
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
US Army Medical Department Center & School (Staff)352nd Civil Affairs Command
  2004-2006, 64F, US Army Medical Department Center & School (Staff)
  2006-Present, 38X, 352nd Civil Affairs Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2006-2006 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
 Colleges Attended 
  1981-1988, Oklahoma State University Tulsa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Colonel Holland attended Oklahoma State University, under an ROTC scholarship, and attended OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his commission in 1984, and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Masters in Public Health in 1988.

He served with distinction in field, garrison and academic assignments around the world to include Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Haiti; Honduras; Colorado State University; Tuzla, Bosnia; and the Army Medical Department Center and School at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

He was the Commander, South Plains District Veterinary Command at Ft. Hood, Texas  attached to the 352nd Civil Affairs Command at Fort Bragg, NC.  In Iraq, he was further attached to the 4th Infantry Division as the Chief of the Public Health and Functional Specialty Teams for Civil Affairs.

His background and training qualified him to ensure that the Iraqis he served were getting improved services - he inspected and recommended actions to get Iraqis clean water and sanitary living conditions, making sure that hospitals have medicine and working incubators, etc..

LTC Holland, 1LT Robert A. Seidel III, SGT Lonnie C. Allen Jr., and PFC Nicholas R. Cournoyer along with an Iraqi interpreter were killed by a roadside IED near Baghdad while on a humanitarian mission to aid the people of Iraq.

A quote from the doctor: " When I go out it is to evaluate Iraqi sites that pertain to public health, vet med, animals, or agriculture. The idea is to encourage civil participation, collect civil information, and to positively impact the average Iraqi citizen by helping them with their subsistence style of ag/animal husbandry. Frankly, we can make more progress helping here than working on huge national problems that take forever to impact and don't resonate with the average Haji. Counterinsurgency is a tough business but we have a lot of good folks working diligently at it..."

LTC Holland’s military decorations include four awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal, and he was proud to have earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and Parachutist Badge. He wasawarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart posthumously.

 Colonel Holland was interred in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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