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The Holcomb Center is committed to continuing the legacy of selfless service and unending commitment to the mission exemplified through the actions of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, SGT John N. Holcomb.
We are here to help you make the most out of the benefits and services you and your family have earned. We want to contribute to your success by helping navigate the requirements of higher education, find available benefits and services, and to connect you with other members of the community that are on the same path and facing the same challenges.
The Holcomb Center currently assist over 2,000 service members, veterans and family members on our campuses and across the globe.
Veteran and military-connected students embody the spirit of service and leadership that is central to the Oregon State University community. Because veterans and military-connected students are part of what makes OSU so special, Beavers everywhere are joining together to support their academic and lifelong success. Together, donors to this initiative will support these students in their transition to university life, help bridge financial gaps, enhance opportunities for peer mentoring and more.
Born in Germany, he fought and died in the service of the American armed forces during an armed confrontation with Japanese forces in World War II. He was declared missing in action, presumed dead, when his B-17, successfully returning from a mission to bomb Bogadjim village in New Guinea, was attacked by Japanese Ki-43 Oscars of the 24th Sentai and crashed off Bogadjim, 100 yards offshore from the mouth of the Mindjim River.