Name: Lonnie O Holloway Jr.
First Name(s): Lonnie O
Last Name: Holloway Jr.
Place of birth: Texas, Palo Pinto, Mineral Wells
Rank: 2 Lt Platoon Leader
Unit: 393rd IR 3rdBn 99th ID
Reported as: MIA ► FOD
Date of incident: 17-12-1944
Place of incident: Krinkelt area
His story: 2 Lt Lonnie O. Holloway led the Weapons Platoon of Company K, 393rd Infantry, during a a massive German attack that was about to hit most of the 99th Division front. The unfortunate men of Company K were dug in astride a muddy trail that appeared on German battle maps as one of their main penetration routes to the west.
When the battle had reached a climax, a burst of machine gun fire stitched Holloway in the neck, instantly killing the young officer. The German attack died down and the grenadiers started to bypass the little bastion of resistance to move further west. His body was abandoned at the entrance of his command post.
Thanks to MIA project, 2 Lt Holloway was recovered in November 1990 in the little trench behind the command post where he was left behind. On September 21, 1991, Holloway was escorted to his final resting place at Fort Sam Huston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.