Veteran of the Week: Herbert Lavone Holcombe

Published 10:22 am Wednesday, June 12, 2019

By MELANIE POOLE / Special to the Reporter

The Veteran of the Week is sponsored by the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village — honoring America’s veterans and telling the stories of their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

Herbert Lavone Holcombe is being recognized as Veteran of the Week. (Contributed)

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Herbert Lavone Holcombe as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder and CEO Tom Walker said. “He is representative of the hundreds of thousands of Alabamians who have risked it all for the sake of our country and its freedom. To all veterans we owe a debt we can never fully repay.”

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Here are highlights about this week’s Veteran of the Week: Herbert Lavone Holcombe was born in Montevallo in 1887. He served his country with honor in World War I. He entered service in 1917 and was assigned to the 810th Army Aero Squadron. He finished service in 1919, and returned home to Montevallo, where he died in 1923 at the age of 36.