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PFC Michael Leo Heller

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PFC Michael Leo Heller

Birth
Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa, USA
Death
20 Feb 1970 (aged 19)
Vietnam
Burial
Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa, USA
Plot
Section 1, Block 1, Row 7
Memorial ID
19732317 View Source

Son of Leo & Mildred (Weber) Heller.

Michael Leo Heller
Private First Class
A CO, 2ND BN, 1ST INF RGT, 196 INF BDE
Army of the United States
20 June 1950 - 20 February 1970
Dunlap, Iowa
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Michael Leo Heller
Private First Class
PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Dunlap, Iowa
Date of birth: Tuesday, 06/20/1950

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Regular)
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Private First Class
ID No: 482622764
MOS: 11B10 Infantryman
LenSvc: Less than one year
Unit: A CO, 2ND BN, 1ST INF RGT, 196 INF BDE

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Tuesday, 01/20/1970
Cas Date: Friday, 02/20/1970
Age at Loss: 19


Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Quang Tin, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty

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Michael Heller Killed In Action, Unit Ambushed Friday, Feb. 20

Pfc. Michael L. Heller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller, Dunlap, was killed in action in Vietnam Friday, Feb. 20. He was a member of the 196th Infantry Division which was ambushed. In the five hour battle there were 14 men killed and 29 wounded. Pfc. Heller's death came around 6:00 p.m. Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller received work of Michael's death through a telegram Tuesday evening, Feb. 24. Barrett Funeral Home will be in charge of funeral arrangements pending shipment of the body.

THE DUNLAP (IOWA) REPORTER DATED MARCH 5, 1970:

Funeral services for Pfc. Michael L. Heller, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller, were held Monday, March 2, 1970 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with full military honors. The officiating priests at the con-celebrated requiem Mass were Rev. Father Reisz, pastor, and Rev. LaVerne Wingert of Avoca. Also present in the sanctuary was Rev. J. J. Hyland of Dow City. Mass servers were Thomas Davie, Mark Barrett, Larry Heller and Gene McGinn.

Pallbearers were Darrel Honaker, Ronald Weber, Kenneth Schaefer, Joseph Heller, Irvin Heller Jr., and James Heller, cousins of the deceased.

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Barrett Funeral Home. The color guard of American Legion 224 stood guard both evenings at the funeral home as well as Guard of Honor the day of the funeral. Members of the V.F.W. of Logan were represented at the funeral.

Pfc. Michael L. Heller, fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller was killed in action at Que Son Valley, south of DaNang, South Vietnam Friday, Feb. 20, 1970. He entered the services on August 21, 1969 and received his basic training at Fort Lewis, Wash. His first and only furlough was two weeks at Christmas time, after which he returned to Fort Lewis. After a brief stay at Fort Lewis, he was flown with his group to Vietnam arriving Jan. 20, 1970, where he was assigned to the 196th Infantry Division.

Pfc. Michael Heller attended the Dunlap parochial schools and graduated from the Dow City High School in 1968. Before entering the Army he worked at a brother's service station in Dunlap and at the Farmbest plant in Denison.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller; brothers, John and Robert of Dunlap, William of Omaha; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Rose Ann) Klein; one nephew, Todd Michael Klein of Omaha; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weber and Joseph Heller Dunlap. A host of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Son of Leo & Mildred (Weber) Heller.

Michael Leo Heller
Private First Class
A CO, 2ND BN, 1ST INF RGT, 196 INF BDE
Army of the United States
20 June 1950 - 20 February 1970
Dunlap, Iowa
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Michael Leo Heller
Private First Class
PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Dunlap, Iowa
Date of birth: Tuesday, 06/20/1950

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Regular)
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Private First Class
ID No: 482622764
MOS: 11B10 Infantryman
LenSvc: Less than one year
Unit: A CO, 2ND BN, 1ST INF RGT, 196 INF BDE

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Tuesday, 01/20/1970
Cas Date: Friday, 02/20/1970
Age at Loss: 19


Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Quang Tin, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty

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Michael Heller Killed In Action, Unit Ambushed Friday, Feb. 20

Pfc. Michael L. Heller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller, Dunlap, was killed in action in Vietnam Friday, Feb. 20. He was a member of the 196th Infantry Division which was ambushed. In the five hour battle there were 14 men killed and 29 wounded. Pfc. Heller's death came around 6:00 p.m. Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller received work of Michael's death through a telegram Tuesday evening, Feb. 24. Barrett Funeral Home will be in charge of funeral arrangements pending shipment of the body.

THE DUNLAP (IOWA) REPORTER DATED MARCH 5, 1970:

Funeral services for Pfc. Michael L. Heller, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller, were held Monday, March 2, 1970 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with full military honors. The officiating priests at the con-celebrated requiem Mass were Rev. Father Reisz, pastor, and Rev. LaVerne Wingert of Avoca. Also present in the sanctuary was Rev. J. J. Hyland of Dow City. Mass servers were Thomas Davie, Mark Barrett, Larry Heller and Gene McGinn.

Pallbearers were Darrel Honaker, Ronald Weber, Kenneth Schaefer, Joseph Heller, Irvin Heller Jr., and James Heller, cousins of the deceased.

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Barrett Funeral Home. The color guard of American Legion 224 stood guard both evenings at the funeral home as well as Guard of Honor the day of the funeral. Members of the V.F.W. of Logan were represented at the funeral.

Pfc. Michael L. Heller, fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller was killed in action at Que Son Valley, south of DaNang, South Vietnam Friday, Feb. 20, 1970. He entered the services on August 21, 1969 and received his basic training at Fort Lewis, Wash. His first and only furlough was two weeks at Christmas time, after which he returned to Fort Lewis. After a brief stay at Fort Lewis, he was flown with his group to Vietnam arriving Jan. 20, 1970, where he was assigned to the 196th Infantry Division.

Pfc. Michael Heller attended the Dunlap parochial schools and graduated from the Dow City High School in 1968. Before entering the Army he worked at a brother's service station in Dunlap and at the Farmbest plant in Denison.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heller; brothers, John and Robert of Dunlap, William of Omaha; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Rose Ann) Klein; one nephew, Todd Michael Klein of Omaha; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weber and Joseph Heller Dunlap. A host of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.


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