- 39 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 20, 1972
- Date of passing: Aug 15, 2012
|Let the memory of SSgt Eric be with us forever|
Staff Sgt. Eric S. Holman, 39, U.S. Army explosive ordnance tech, of Evans City, formerly of Ohio Township, Allegheny County, was killed in action in Afghanistan on Aug. 15.
He was the husband of Terri L. Holman; the loving father of Misha D. Holman, 7; son of Carol S. and David L. Holman (Jan); grandson of Marjorie and the late Joseph DeCoursey and Katherine and the late J. David Holman; brother of Lisa M. Long (Kerry) and Kevin L. Holman (Ashley); stepbrother of Laura Zeno; nephew of Kathy O'Donovan (Jim), Patricia Westfall (Marty), Kim Graff (Jim), Barb Westerman (the late Jerry) and Kristy Crisanti (Sal); and uncle of Jeremy, Robyne, Dean, Jadelyn and Audrey.
He was a 1990 graduate of Avonworth High School and a 1995 graduate of Penn State University.
He was a former member of the elite U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, performing at air shows and stadiums throughout the United States.
Eric followed his passion of patriotism when he left the Golden Knights and entered explosive ordnance disposition training. He was deployed in January to Afghanistan with the 767th EOD Battalion from Fort Bragg, N.C., when he lost his life.
Eric touched many in his 39 years and will be deeply missed and loved forever by all.
All Medals Received
The Bronze Star
The Meritorious Service Medal
Non Article 5 NATO Medal
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