James Holtom
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Tributes and Condolences
mAY / Scott J. (PGR MEMBER )

Mei GOD BLESS and treasure up this family who has laid down the supreme sacrifice on the Alters of Freedom !!!

Scott Jessen



Brave Young Hero  / Terry Quinn (old soldier )
 I'm so sorry for your lost of your Son . He is standing guard with other Hero's . I was not able to be there for his service . When I pray for the men I served with who are in Heaven I will include James . God Bless breave young men like James and his family .
Sarge Charlie  / Charles Cordle (frind of Mel )
Jim, on this eve of Memorial Day, 2009, I want you to know I will never forget you and your service to our country.
We miss you, but will see you again  / Rita Watts (friend)

We think of you often.

Thank you!  / Robert Medley (brother)

Just looking back and came across your name.  Although I never met you,..I served in the same company from '96 to '04.  Just wanted to say God bless you and your family and fiance.  Thanks for the ultimate sacrifice and defending our nation!  My heart goes out to all your family and Mel, and I can only hope and pray that they are moving on and doing good!  Maybe someday I'll meet you and we can shake up the heavinly gates with our company song!!

Hooah bro,

Robert Medley     Kuna, ID

We love and respect Jim  / Charle Cordle (American)
Jim, through Mel I have learned of your life, love of country, protector of freedom, for that I will never forget.  Thank you.
Thank You Jim!  / Scarlet Vandenbos (Friend)
To Jim's Family and Mel:
Firstly, thank you God for bringing such a wonderful man as Jim into the world for awhile.
 And to dear Mr &Mrs Holtom for raising such an honorable young man with such character. I was always impressed w/ how mature he was and he had such determination. I think of &pray for you all often in your loss.
And thank you Mel for the love, honor and devotion you have shown Jim even though he's in heaven. I believe he sees how strong you are and the many tributes you pay to him....and how much you love and always will love him.
Last but not least, thank you Jim for the price you paid so our America can still be free! 
                                   Love, Scarlet

SGT Jim Holton Homage  / Joaquin Santos (A hero to the world )
To Ms Melissa Sewell,

I read your short story of you and SGT Jim Holton.  On behave of my family, I would like to extend our sincere condolences and prayers to you, as well for the Holton's family of your loss.
I feel pained when a soldier leave this world of ours.  Sgt Holton has sacrificed his life to rescue his fellow comrades.  And for this, he is hero to all of us.
In closing, we all shall pray to end this conflict, yet preserved the freedom and liberty we have in this world.
Ms Sewell, for I myself in different era, was in a conflict the year 1968 to 1969.  
Ms Sewell, your loss is ours, too.  A soldier is not a stranger to an old soldier like myself.  Praying is a healing process to overcome any obstacles we face during our daily lifes.
Thank you for sharing your short story to us.  And may God bless you and SGT. Holtons family.  Take care and be strong, for I know deep down in my heart, that is what Jim would like you to be, is to  be a STRONG woman.  Ms Sewell, you are my hero, too.  For you have made SGT. Holton happy before he got deployed.

Joaquin N. Santos
Retired, US Army
Hinesville, GA
Thank you is not enough...  / Amazing Gracie
I never knew Jim in this life but have assurance that I will in the next.  He gave the ultimate sacrifice and has left behind scores who love him deeply.  That is a testament to the man that he was.
I have gotten to know a little bit of the essence of Jim through the words of his fiance, Melissa, who continues to break my heart but lift my spirits at the same time.  These are two very special heroes!
peace / Debey Senska
LIFE...so fragile.
LOSS... so sudden.
HEART...so broken.

In the wake of such a loss, we're haunted by things we don't - and may never - understand.
Yet the solace we seek, may not come from answers.
So we look for comfort in the belief of love's everlasting

May that love
lift you,

hold you

and give you

Please accept our deepest sympathy, durring your time of sorrow & greif...We do know the depth and the sharpness of the pain you are feeling, as parents, grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunts,& cousins....draw strength from the support of the close family and friends who surround you.

if there is anything we can do, to help you, please, call(or email).
Debey & Doug Senska
(Gold Star Parents Of Pfc. Gunnar D. Becker)
Forestburg South Dakota
Sad Story  / Robert James (In the 321st while attending BSU )  Read >>
Sad Story  / Robert James (In the 321st while attending BSU )

I did not know your son, but I am so so sorry for your lost. I also went to Boise State and was also in the 321st EN Battalion at one time. War is bad and should always be a last resort. I have been to Iraq two times and I hope that in the end it is all worth our losses.

V/R MAJOR Robert G. James

BSU 1993