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TELL CITY – BV1 (SCW) James E. Holman retired from the Naval Reserve Aug. 1 after more than 21 years of service.
Holman entered the Marine Corps Oct. 11, 1989. As a lance corporal, he served during Desert Shield-Desert Storm from December 1990 to April 1991. He left the Marine Corps as a corporal Oct. 10, 1995. He then joined the Army National Guard Jan. 19, 1996. He served for three years as a specialist and was discharged Jan. 18, 1999.
Holman’s Navy career began Jan. 23, 1999. He entered the Navy Reserve in Evansville as a builder third class in the Seabees. In 2005 he served in Iraq during Operation Iraq Freedom from Jan. 31 to Oct. 17, 2005. On Oct. 1, 2007, he was promoted to his current rank of Builder first class (E-6).
Holman retired with more than 25 medals and ribbons, a Seabee Combat Warfare in, and many other awards and citations.
He currently lives in Tell City with his wife, LouAnn and children Jamie, Brianna, Timothy and E.J.