Fallen Hero SSGT Andrew M. Holman
, United States Navy

SSGT Andrew M. Holman

May 6,1997 – November 11,2021
U.S. Space Force

Gold Star parents Jim and Shelly Holman tell us about their son:

Andrew was born and raised in Rochester MN. While growing up, Andrew had many hobbies including boating on the Mississippi River, riding 4-wheelers in western Wisconsin and in winter months, he always loved to go snowboarding.
While in school, Andrew was active in many sports, including baseball, football and Lacrosse. Andrew was a graduate of Rochester John Marshall High School in 2015. Most of all, Andrew enjoyed spending time with his family.

Andrew enlisted in the United States Air Force in August of 2015, and immediately shipped out to Lackland AFB for basic training in San Antonio Texas, and that's where he decided to be an Air Traffic Controller, from there, he traveled to Kiessler AFB in Biloxi MS. for radar training, after a few months, he shipped out to Grand Forks AFB in Grand Forks ND. Andrew spent about 3 years there before heading to Osan AFB in Seoul South Korea, where he spent a year training as a controller. In October of 2020, Andrew received orders to report to Patrick SFB in Cocoa Beach Florida.

While going through life, Andrew found his favorite hobby was riding motorcycles! He loved riding everyday with or without his friends. When we would have our Face time conversations, he would tell us all about his rides and how much he enjoyed them, he truly loved life and serving his country. Andrew passed away on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2021 doing what he loved most.

Andrew is missed every day by friends and family, we all have a favorite story to tell, either funny or sad, he definitely impacted the lives of so many people, including his fellow Airmen that we have grown to love and are now part of our family.

It was my honor to meet Andrew’s parents, visit with them, and paint this portrait of their hero son. We extend our appreciation for his service and express our deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved Andrew.

Portrait sponsored by:
Lance Cpl. Curtis M. Swenson Memorial Fund, Rochester, MN