|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1950|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1969|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Brian was born in Dunkirk,NY and graduated
from Industrial High School.In 1968 he moved
to Oxnard,CA,to live with his mother,as his
parents were divorced.
It was while living in Oxnard that he enlisted
in the Marines 31 January 1969,at the Los
Angeles Recruiting Station.
Upon his arrival in Vietnam 31 July 1969,he
was assigned to 3rd Platoon,Echo Company,
2nd Battalion,3rd Marine Regiment,3rd Marine
At approximately 0430H,while Echo Company
was participating in Operation Idaho Canyon,
near the DMZ on Mutters Ridge,that an NVA
Company launched a ground assault with
mortar fire,automatic weapons fire and hand
grenades,at the night defensive perimeter of
3rd Platoon and the attached Mortar Platoon.
Brian died as a result of multiple fragmentation
wounds penetrating his head,face,both legs
and both buttocks from enemy mortar fire and
grenades,8 kilometers from Vandergrift
Combat Base and 16 kilometers north north-
west of Ca Lu Airfield.
Brian was single and served his country for 6
months and 10 days.KIA#44,675.
He had been in Vietnam for 10 days.
Brian was 18 years,9 months and 1 day old.
Full military honors conducted at the Chapel
of The Island.
Survived his step-father and mother;Frederick
& Shirley Jean Heidmuller,his sisters;Jo Anne
and Kathleen and a step-brother;Glen,all of
4521 South G St,Oxnard,CA.
His father:Edward Wolfe,a brother;Neil Wolfe
and a sister;Christine Wolfe,all of 170 Edmore
Ave W,Orchard Park,NY.
The Press Courier January 23,1970
The Bronze Star Medal one of the highest
awards was presented posthumously at Point
Magu to PFC Wolfe,the Oxnard Marine died
His mother,Mrs Shirley Heidmuller of 4521
South G St,Oxnard accepted the medal in the
name of her son while his sisters-Jo Anne,
Kathleen and brother Glen looked on.
The citation told of the Marine's heroic actions
during a battle with the North Vietnamese
Troops while serving as a Rifleman with Echo
Company,2nd Battalion,3rd Marine Division.
The Press Courier August 4,1970
Mrs.Shirley Heidmuller of 4521 South G St,
Oxnard,has been presented with the South
Vietnamese Military Merit Medal and the
Gallantry Cross w/Palm,on behalf of her
deceased son,PFC Wolfe.
The presentation was made by CWO-4 Jim
Bowen,casualty assistance officer for the
Marines Air Detachment at Point Muga.
"Wolfe was cited," said Bowen "as a service-
man of courage and rare sacrifice," in the
citation signed by President Nguyen Van Thieu.
The S Vietnamese Military Merit Medal was the
highest decoration of South Vietnam given to
servicemen,during the years of the Vietnam War.
It was the South Vietnam medal equivalent to
the United States Medal of Honor,authorized
for those who performed extreme acts of
bravery,or had given their lives in armed
combat against enemy forces in Vietnam.
Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart
Conejo Mountain Memorial Park
Maintained by: Tony
Originally Created by: Ron West
Record added: Oct 10, 2011
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