The Transylvania Times -

Another Hero


February 28, 2019

I am writing in regards to your Vietnam Veterans article that is published every two weeks. I really enjoy reading about our soldiers that, to some have been forgotten but to others remain heroes.

One of the heroes is my grandfather, Sgt. 1st Class Robert A. Holcomb. He volunteered for not one but two combat tours with the 82nd Airborne and was awarded medals for bravery and the Purple Heart. He stayed his full term after the war until he retired from the military.

He’s a native to Transylvania County and went on to serve the community at the Rosman Post Office until he retired from...

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