- Associated Press - Monday, October 16, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Events are being held to honor a western New York native who was killed in Vietnam a decade after he starred for the Army football team.

Don Holleder was born in Buffalo in 1934 and spent his teens living in the Rochester area, where he was a star for Aquinas Institute.

Holleder went on to play at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he made All-American as an end his junior year. The next season he switched to quarterback and led Army to a 6-3 record.

Holleder was a major in the Army’s 1st Infantry Division when he was killed in action Oct. 17, 1967.

A ceremony is being held at Holleder’s high school alma mater Tuesday, followed by another ceremony at the Army Reserve center in Webster.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide