September 26, 2011

Tyler N. Holtz

Sgt. Tyler N. Holtz, age 22, of Dana Point, California, died on September 24, 2011, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. 

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Tyler joined the Army in October 2007 after he graduated from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. He was on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan.

Military officials describe him as a courageous and incredibly talented Ranger. 

Saint Simon and Saint Jude, pray
for Tyler
He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Purple Heart and Joint Service Achievement Medal.

Tyler Holtz is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Andrew Holtz of Capistrano Beach, California.; his mother, Karen Holtz, and his three brothers, all of Dana Point, California.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Tyler N. Holtz is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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