Wayne Holt was born on February 29, 1936, in Tennessee. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 13, 1956, and completed basic training at NTC San Diego, California, in August 1956. He next attended Aviation Machinist's Mate training as a Jet Engine Mechanic, and additional aircraft maintenance training, at NMTC Point Mugu, California, at NATTC Norman, Oklahoma, and at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee, from November 1956 to November 1958. ADJ3 Holt served as an A3D Skywarrior crew chief with VAH-9 at NAS Sanford, Florida, from November 1958 to May 1961, and then as an A3D (redesignated A-3 Skywarrior in 1962) crew chief with VAH-3 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, from May 1961 to November 1963. He then served with VP-30 Detachment Alpha at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, during the introduction of the new P-3 Orion from November 1963 to May 1964, followed by service as a P-3 crew chief and aircrew member with VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville from May 1964 to May 1967. ADJ2 Holt served as an A-6 Intruder jet engine mechanic and crew chief with VAH-123 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, from May 1967 to June 1970, and then with U.S. Naval Air Facility Washington, D.C., from June 1970 to June 1971. His next assignment was at NAS Patuxent River from June 1971 to May 1972, followed by service at Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center Mobile, Alabama, from May to December 1972. ADJ1 Holt served as an A-6 crew chief with VA-65 at NAS Oceana, Virginia, from December 1972 to July 1974, and his final assignment was at NAS Pensacola, Florida, from July 1974 until his retirement from the Navy on June 25, 1975. Wayne Holt died on December 30, 1997, and was buried at the Magnolia Garden Cemetery in Lucedale, Mississippi.
The Sailor's Creed:
I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.