When I Go…

John E Holden Of Lancaster PAI want to go like John E. Holden of Lancaster, PA.

John E. Holden, alias Jack, took the Deep Six, Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Willow Valley Retirement Community after a life filled with endless laughter and debauchery. While flying his beloved Corsair as a Marine Fighter Pilot during WWII, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his combat activities, the Air Medal for action in Okinawa in 1945 and the Distinguished Fleeing Cross for avoiding numerous women who were seeking child support under unproven circumstances.

He was a longstanding member of the Lancaster Country Club, the Hamilton Club and the International Mickey Mouse Club from which he was immediately banned after providing housing for a number stray cats. (H/T – AOSHQ)

Read the rest at the link; it is definitely worth your time. Godspeed, Jack!

4 thoughts on “When I Go…

  1. realwest

    Very cool, Wyatt. The man wrote his own obituary years before he died and its a fine one – full of humor and sly silliness – I expect he was much the same.
    Never knew him or even heard of him but I’ll still say R.I.P. John E. Holden.
    And thank you for your service to our nation.

  2. Jim Scrummy

    From the obit, it looks like Mr. Holden had one helluva ride! Great way to live your life Mr. Holden, and an inspiration for us all.

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