UPDATE 4/18 - Memorial Service Photos
Below are some of the photos taken during Bob's memorial service held on Friday March 23rd. Please visit Bob's Memorial and General Whatnot Page for all the photos and much more.
Again, for these photos (full sized of course) and more, please head over here.
UPDATE 3/28 - Overseas Collection
CMSGT Holler's sister Terri has sent over a collection of Bob's pcitures and emails he wrote while over seas from late 2002 through spring 2003. The document certainly shows Bob at his best...
Top Secret Collection (PDF 4.7 MB)
UPDATE 3/21 - Services Announced
The memorial for CMSGT Bob Holler will be at 1300 hours on Friday, 23 March 2007 at the Skydive Deland Dropzone, Deland, Florida. The phone number there is 386-738-3539. The nearest large airport is Orlando (MCO). It's about an hour or so to Deland from Orlando airport. This will be a joint civilian/military function with full military honors provided for the Chief. Bob's wishes were to be cremated and have his ashes spread in freefall. This will be accomplished during the ceremony on Friday.
An appropriate reception will follow immediately after in the drop zone area. Details will be forthcoming on the reception. There will be photo boards for people to bring their favorite pictures of Bob at the reception so please bring whatever photos you would like to share. Make sure your name is at least penciled on the back of your photos to make sure you get them back. Please send me any computer pictures you may have that you would like to share. You can also bring them on a CD or thumb drive prior to the ceremony so we can include them.
I will have details for those who would like to donate to a worthy cause in lieu of flowers. Bob just completed a lengthy trip of 6 weeks or so with the BentProp Project in Palau. You can read about their exploits and Bob's at their web site. Bob was quite enamored about their mission and shared with me his passion and fascination in their mission, a very honorable and commendable endeavor following in the credo of every Pararescueman, to bring them home with honor. I'm sure you all know that Bob made quite an impact in just his one short mission with them.
In the words of Bob.....Peace!
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We are all saddened by the loss of a long time friend, mentor and leader... retired CMSGT Robert L. Holler, who was killed during the St. Patrick's Day Skydiving Celebration on March 17, 2007 in Dublin, GA.
He will be missed by many people around the world, including the hundreds of PJs that he has worked with over the years. He certainly made a positive difference in countless peoples' lives.
Life is meant to be lived and Bob lived it to the fullest. When he was in active duty, it was his PJ world that drove him.
Remembering CMSGT Holler…
What Chief Holler taught me was a stellar example of integrity. He understood the core moral and ethics of our creed...he spoke plainly and directly. Praise from his lips was earned, his love was tough and saved lives as he challenged those he mentored, taught and led.
I will, and I know many others will use his time here as a motivation to carry on advocating and critiquing all we do with a no finish line attitude as he would want and has enabled us to do.
I miss my friend and will validate his memory all I can.
Joseph F. Barnard, Capt, USAF
Combat Rescue Officer
As more information becomes available, we will post it here. If you would like to send us any information, stories, photos or memories of CMSGT Holler, please do not hesitate to send an email to email@example.com. Thank you.