Honoring our Fallen Heroes

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Tustin, California

Military

World War I




Captain
Nelson Holderman



"The Lost Battalion"

The Argonne Forest
France Oct, 1918





Medal of Honor


Distinguished
Service Cross



Croix de Guerre

Holderman Court is named for one of the most decorated heroes of World War I.

Nelson Holderman's parents moved to Tustin when he was young, growing oranges, walnuts and apricots on acreage near Tustin High School's present location. He attended Tustin Grammar School and enlisted in Santa Ana's National Guard unit, serving on the Mexican border during the 1916 Pancho Villa raids.

Promoted to captain, Holderman led his company as it was called into active service in October 1918. They were sent to France and became involved in fierce battles against the Germans in the Argonne Forest. They later earned the name "The Lost Battalion" after they were cut off and surrounded by the enemy for five days, stopping the Germans from capturing the position despite repeated attacks.

Holderman was said to be wounded on Oct. 4, 5 and 7. On Oct. 6, he rushed through enemy machine gun and shell fire and carried two wounded men to safety.

That earned Holderman a Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross when he and his company returned to Santa Ana to a rousing welcome in April 1919. He also received two Croix de Guerre medals for his bravery in leading his men

After returning to Tustin, Holderman rejoined the National Guard and was appointed a colonel. The governor of California named him commandant of the Yountville Soldier's Home in 1926. Holderman served at the home until his death, building new facilities for veterans and raising four children there with his wife, the former Marguerite Talbot. Holderman is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. Along with Tustin's Holderman Court, Holderman Park in North Tustin is also named for the war hero.....for more information.

World War II
Marvin Eugene Gray
Staff Sergeant
Died - Mar. 9, 1945
Gray Place - Map
Arthur E. Dishman
Private First Class
Died - Mar. 10, 1945
Dishman Place - Map
Ralph Peter Plumb
Ensign

Died - May 7, 1942
Plumb Drive - Map
Charles 0. Alstot
Private First Class
Died - May 11, 1945

Alstot Court - Map
Edward H. Bristow
Second Lieutenant
Died - June 14, 1944
Bristow Lane - Map
Paul Carroll Kimball, Jr. Second Lieutenant
Died - Aug. 14, 1944

Kimball Place - Map
Derrel Charles Wollert Ensign
Died - Sept., 1943
Wellert Court - Map
Theodore (Ted) Taulbee Coxswain
MIA - Sept. 16, 1945
Taulbee Court - Map
Earnest (Rick) Costello
Aviation Radioman 2/C
MIA - October 12, 1944
Costello Drive - Map
Charles E. Mueller
First Lieutenant
Oct. 22, 1944
Mueller Court - Map
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Guadalupe Castaneda Seaman First Class
Nov. 13, 1942

Castaneda Drive - Map
Edward Ray Burner
Private First Class

Dec. 31, 1944
Burner Lane - Map
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Korea
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Sgt. Joseph Brand
Technical Sergeant USMC
Feb. 12, 1953
Brand Drive
- Map
Hero
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Vietnam
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Pfc. Carlos Davis
killed March 22, 1968
Davis Drive - Map
PFC Allen J DuRoy
Killed April 18, 1971
DuRoy Court - Map
Cpl. Lawrence Churchill
Died - Oct. 18, 1967
Churchill Place - Map
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They need to be honored with a street name.

Sergeant Major, John Harry Johnson, U.S. Marine Corp Killed in Action July 12, 1967, while serving in Vietnam
Pfc. John Oglesby, Army, killed May 1, 1968, while serving in Vietnam
Sgt. Christy Albert Peebler, Army, shot and killed June 13, 1969, while serving in Vietnam
Sgt. Allan Swaim, Army, killed Aug. 1, 1968, during shelling in Vietnam
Spc. 4th Class James Lucero, killed June 13, 1969, while serving in Vietnam
Pfc. Luther Yopp, Army, killed Nov. 29, 1944, serving in France during World War II
Seaman 2nd Class Donald Ynigues, Navy, killed Aug. 14, 1944, in the sinking of the USS John Penn off Guadalcanal
Middle East
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Links:
Tustin's streets honor fallen heroes - OCcregister.com - April 15, 2015

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