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Harold Holesinger - Korean War

Harold Holesinger was an fighter-bomber pilot during the Korean War, and finished his long career serving as the Adjutant General for the Illinois National Guard in the late 1980s. He arrived in South Korea in 1952 and was assigned to the 8th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 474th Fighter-Bomber Wing, flying 57 combat missions in an F-84 Thunderjet.

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The Holesinger boys with their father, circa 1945. From left to right are Harold, Raymond, his father Otto, Kenneth and Edwin.

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Harold in 1945.

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1945

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Even as a youngster, Harold dreamed of flying. That's Harold behind the pilot of a plywood airplane in 3rd grade.

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Harold during his pilot training in 1952.

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1952

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Lieutenant Holesinger's commissioning photo in September 1952, following his completion of flight school.

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September, 1952

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The 49th Fighter Bomber Wing (later the 474th Fighter Bomber Wing), in Korea. Joe Lehargo??, the unit's commander is in the front center.

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An F-84 Thunderjet of the type Holesinger flew in Korea.

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Dee (Haynes) and Harold Holesinger on their wedding day in 1957.

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1957

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Colonel Holesinger while he served in Chicago as the commander of the 126th Air Refueling Wing circa 1978.

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circa 1978

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Holesinger enjoys himself during survivor training in Wisconsin.

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Colonel Holesinger and others meet with Governor Dan Walker (1973-1977). Major General Patton is on the left. Holesinger is in the center, back.

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Holesinger, on the left, meets with President Gerald Ford.

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The Morris Daily Herald announces the appointment of General Holesinger as the state's new Adjutant General in 1983.

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1983

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Major General Holesinger's official Adjutant General portrait.

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Holesinger meets with Army National Guard troops at their annual training (summer camp) at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

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Fort McCoy, Wisconsin

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General Holesinger awards Governor Jim Thompson with an award. From left to right are an unidentified Sergeant Major, Brigadier General Tom Nepolitan, the governor, General Holesinger, Brigadier General Don Lynn, and Command Sergeant Major Larry Pence.

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General Holesinger takes part in a congo line at a National Guard convention.

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Holesinger is just off-camera to the right in this receiving line for President Reagan. Governor Thompson stands behind Nancy Reagan while Brigadier General Walt Vartan shakes the president's hand and Major General John Phipps.

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Holesinger meets with singer Lee Greenwood in the early 1990s.

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early 1990s

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General Holesinger meets with President George H.W. Bush.

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Holesinger shares a salute with Governor Jim Edgar at his retirement ceremony.

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Harold Holesinger in 2008, at the time of the interview.

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2008

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