Heroism Honored

Col. Steve Gray, right, presents Jan Adam, second from right, with her father Warren Holland’s medals, including the Bronze Star for his service during World War II, including time on Iwo Jima.

Also pictured, from left to right, Michael Adam, Jan’s husband; Jodie Garner, granddaughter; Jeffery Adam, son; Michelle Garner, daughter; and Nickolas Garner, grandson. Gray gave information about Holland’s time in the service and a detailed account of the United States participation in wars from World War I through Vietnam and today. Warren Holland never made it known to his children that he had been awarded the medals for his service, but as Gray said, “he was a true American hero”.