Instead he ended up with two careers in public service and did nothing with wildlife.
For 21 years, from 1961 to 1982, he served in the
Holm's time in the
In 1982, he was happy return to
"When I retired (from the
He first arrived in
As a younger man, the
"I like the rough and tumble stuff and the
He trained to be a pilot in
"I thought the medical was good in the service, my family would be taken care of if anything happened to me, and I knew if I stuck it out for 20 years I'd get a pension out of it, which always helps," he said. "Two pensions and
After completing his training, Holm said he was part of one of the first groups to land in
During his time in the
"If the president says you go do this or that, you do it," Holm said. "Whether we agreed with it or not, we did what our commanding officers told us to do."
After his time in the service, Holm said he wanted a Monday through Friday,
"I tried to help people get some money, some unemployment if they deserved it," Holm said. "I thought that was always a comforting thing."
And so began another 21-year career.
Holm was inducted into the
He lives down the street from his son, who visits often with his wife on the weekends, Holm said. He also has two daughters who live in
Holm said he is hoping to move to a retirement community in the
"The climate is much better than (
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