Adm. James L. Holloway III poses for a photo taken July 18, 1974, while he was U.S. chief of naval operations. G.D. HUGHES/U.S. NAVY
Adm. James L. Holloway III poses for a photo taken July 18, 1974, while he was U.S. chief of naval operations. G.D. HUGHES/U.S. NAVY

Retired Adm. James L. Holloway III, former chief of naval operations and ‘true Navy legend,’ dies at age 97

by Wyatt Olson
Stars and Stripes

Retired Adm. James L. Holloway III, a former chief of naval operations and a combat veteran of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars, died Tuesday in Alexandria, Va., at age 97, the U.S. Navy said in a statement.

Trained as an aviator, he holds the distinction of serving as a four-star admiral at the same time his father held the same rank — the only father and son in the history of the Navy to do so.

A tribute posted on the Naval Historical Foundation’s web page described Holloway as “a true Navy legend.”

A native of Charleston, S.C., Holloway was the Navy’s 20th chief of naval operations, filling the post from 1974 to 1978 and serving under Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.609035

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