Richard Edward Heil

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
30 November 1947 - 25 March 1968
Lodi, California
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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06 Nov 2005

I served with 1st Cav Div - Camp Evans RVN Feb 68. Our tent took a hit on march 25th 1968 and Richard Heil (11B10) was a few feet from me. I was 15th Admin Fwd PIO.

A person quit asking names, but before we got hit he and I found any blank piece of paper we could to write every day to our elected officials on the issue to raise the age of voting to 21.

My heart goes out to combat veterans, the killed, captured, wounded, or just came home lucky.

It is my most sincere prayer that we do not forsake the soldiers and families of any war, and that includes those who are serving right now in Afghanistan and Iraq. Truth is hardship, and families of combatants pay such a high price it is heart breaking.

My heartfelt salute to the survivors. I finished 1968, and did do 1969, to be sent home at the ripe age of 19. At least I made it home and in spite of "broken promises" I have lived to see our grandchildren.

From a comrade-in-arms,
Steve Higgins
E-Mail Address not available

20 Feb 2006

Steve Higgins

Thank you for remembering my brother Richard.

Sincerely, Marilyn Heil Wilhelm
Sister of SP4 Richard E. Heil
KIA 3/25/68

Marilyn Heil Wilhelm

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Two men from the 15th Admin Co, 1st Cav Div, were killed on 25 March 1968: SP4 Richard E. Heil and SP5 Herbert F. Weltz of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Marilyn Heil Wilhelm
06 Nov 2005

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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