In Memory of SSG Aaron N. Holleyman
SSG Aaron N. Holleyman, 26, died when his convoy vehicle hit a land mine on August 30, 2004 in Iraq. Aaron was a medic in 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group.
Holleyman was born in Rankin County, Mississippi and attended school in Clinton. He later graduated from high school in Glasgow, Montana.
He enlisted in the Army in 1996 as an infantryman. He completed Airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 2000 he was selected for Special Forces training. In January 2001 he entered Special Forces training as a medical sergeant and was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group in September 2003.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and Drive and Mechanic Badge.
An honor guard from Fort Campbell attended the Tuesday funeral at Trinity Baptist Church in Carthage. Holleyman was buried in Monticello Baptist Church cemetery in Lawrence County in Mississippi.
SSG Holleyman is survived by two daughters, Erin, 5, and Shelby, 2, and a 1-year-old son, Zachary, all of Fayetteville, NC where they live with their mother.
News Articles About SSG Holleyman.
September 1, 2004. "Bomb
kills Glasgow grad in Iraq". Great Falls Tribune.
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