Robert W Holsclaw joined the USAF August 09, 1979 delayed entry program.
Served as an Aircraft Mechanic on the C-141A/B Starlifter assigned to Charleston AFB
From 1979-1990, then was assigned to McGuire AFB, Wrightstown New Jersey from January 1990-Feb 01 2001, where he retired with 20 years 5 months 22 days of service
During his service he deployed in support of numerous campaigns to include Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, Operation Desert Shield/Storm in South West Asia
His military decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South West Asian Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal
After retiring Robert worked at Detyens Shipyard as an Outside machinist before moving to Texas where he worked as a Forklift driver for North American Packing Corporation (NAMPAC).
After returning to South Carolina, he began his second career at Lowes in Mt Pleasant SC, where he know works as a Service Manager
Robert Joined VFW Post 10624 in Mt Pleasant SC, December 1991, where he served as Adjutant, and Commander for 3 years obtaining All State two years in a row. He now serves as Post Quartermaster He held numerous positions at District level to include District Commander for 3 years. Where he was All State/ All American 2013-2014, 2014-2015.
He served as State Surgeon for 2015-2017 before moving up through the Chairs.
He has served as Buddy Poppy Chairman for State and Trustee for District 1
His VFW awards include the Samuel U. Roach Award (Most Outstanding District Commander, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
He is a Life member of the VFW, He and his wife Tracey reside in Mt Pleasant South Carolina. They have one step son who resides in Summerville SC. Tracey is also a member of the Auxiliary for Post 10624