• College/Year: RC '51
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Holdorf, John A. (May 22, 2007)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Korean War
  • Military Branch & Unit: Navy; Army
  • Theater(s): American; Korean
  • US Army Division: 7th Infantry
  • US Army Regiment: 31st Infantry
  • US Army Battalion: 2nd Battalion
  • US Army Company: E Company


Mr. Holdorf served in the US Naval Reserve while a student at Thomas Jefferson High School in Elizabeth, NJ; his unit operated an LST. At the end of World War II, he was drafted into the US Army and served at Fort Dix as a clerk, primarily discharging soldiers. After attending Rutgers College and earning a US Army commission through the ROTC, Mr. Holdorf served as an infantry company commander and mortar unit commander in the 7th Infantry Division in Korea during the last year of the war.