Claudia Joy Holden is married to Brigadier Gen. Michael James Holden. He is the commander at Fort Marshall, near Charleston.

They have two daughters, Amanda and Emmalin. Amanda is a freshman at the University of Virginia studying political science. Emmalin is a still in high school, where she is cheerleader.

Claudia Joy Holden is a respected member of the FRG, is known for helping out others and seeing that justice is done.

While an honor student at Harvard Law, she fell asleep at the wheel and ran over a fellow student one night after pulling an all-nighter, killing him.

She pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and was given probation.

Ever since, Claudia Joy has carried immense guilt from the incident and feels motivation to help others in need - however she can.

She met Michael James Holden and left Harvard without graduating. The Holdens have been married for 18 years.

Claudia Joy Holden and her family currently live at Fort Marshall.

Sophisticated, strong and smart, Claudia Joy is the heart and soul of the goings-on at the base, never backing down from any challenges and maintaining her grace, style and integrity in the face of adversity.

Above all, Claudia Joy Holden is known as a strong woman and loyal wife, a good friend to fellow army wives Roland Burton and Denise Sherwood, as well as to the enlisted Pamela Moran and Roxy LeBlanc.

Claudia Joy Holden Quotes

Claudia Joy: UVA doesn't know how lucky they are.
Amanda: Why?
Claudia Joy: Why? Because they're getting the best Political Science major they'll ever have.
Amanda: Mom, don't exaggerate.
Claudia Joy: I'm not. I'm serious. I can see the woman you're going to be. You haven't caught sight of her yet, but she's just around the corner. And I'm damn glad that test was negative.

The hardest part about army life is seeing friends come and go.

Claudia Joy
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Army Wives Quotes

Give me everything you've got, baby doll, or you're gonna be looking at me from the floor.


Michael Holden: Claudia Joy Holden, after 17 years of marriage my heart still skips a beat every time I look at you.
Claudia Joy Holden: Michael James Holden, after 17 years of marriage I can't believe that tired old line of yours still works.

Army Wives Music

  Song Artist
Tangled up Tangled Up Gareth Dunlop iTunes
Song Pulling on a Line The Great Lake Swimmers iTunes
Bright morning stars Bright Morning Stars Abigail Washburn iTunes