Vietnam War

Lieutenant General James Francis Hollingsworth

Lieutenant General James Frances Hollingsworth was born in Sanger, Texas in 1918.

He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1940 with a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. LTG Hollingsworth then served in the 2nd Armored Division in World War II. During this period he served as a Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Battalion Commander, Regimental Commander and Task Force Commander. LTG Hollingsworth also served two tours in Vietnam (1966-1967) and (1971-1972).

His combat actions and personal leadership in World War II and Vietnam contributed to the honor of the U.S. Military by being the only General Officer in the history of the U.S. Military to receive the 2nd highest award for valor and courage, the Distinguished Service Cross three times along with being awarded the Purple Heart six times for wounds sustained in battle.

United States Army
“Danger 79er”

  • World War II (1941-1945)
  • Vietnam (1966-1967, 1971-1972)
  • Korea (1973-1976)