Henry C. Holt IV, 89, served as a Navy fighter pilot during the Vietnam War

Henry C. Holt IV

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Henry C. Holt IV, 89, of Virginia Beach, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, he attended the Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1954. He became a Navy fighter pilot. While on his first sea tour in the Mediterranean Sea, he met the love of his life, Eugenia Alexandropoulou, an American educated Greek, who became his wife of 54 years.

His 30-year Naval career included duty stations in France, Italy and Greece. He was particularly proud of his two combat cruises to Vietnam leading the Navy’s finest Attack Squadron, VA-22. As the Naval Attache to Egypt during the Camp David Accords, he assisted with implementing the peace treaty with Israel.

Henry is survived by his son, Henry C. Holt V; and two grandchildren, Nikolas and Lauren Holt.

The family will receive friends at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel for a funeral service to be held with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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