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PFC Michael Frederick Heath

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PFC Michael Frederick Heath

  • Birth 17 Sep 1947 Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
  • Death 31 May 1969 Kon Tum, Kon Tum, Vietnam
  • Burial Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 21579827

COUSIN

****** UNITED STATES ARMY ******

Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave,
A lonely, mossy mound;
And yet to hearts like mine and thine
It should be holy ground~

Speak softly, let no careless laugh,
No idle, thoughtless jest,
Escape your lips where sweetly sleeps
The hero in his rest~

For him no reveille will beat
When morning beams shall come;
For him, at night, no tattoo rolls
Its thunders from the drum~

Tread lightly! for a man bequeathed,
Ere laid beneath this sod,
His ashes to his native land,
His gallant soul to God~

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UNIT: 3RD PLT, B CO, 1ST BN,
......12TH INFANTRY,
......4TH INF DIV, USARV

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PARENTS - Frederick and Constance Heath ~

SIBLINGS - Sharon, Linda, Marlene, Laurie, William, & John ~

Michael had gone to Vietnam 1-10-69, He died on 5-31-69 ~ Ground casualty, multiple fragmentation wounds.... U.S.ARMY ....
They will never know the hurt and pain inflicted on the family ~ He was a very sweet and loving person ~
His name is located on the Vietnam wall - PANEL 23W LINE 027 -
~God rest his soul~ ^i^

*Additional information regarding the battle conditions experienced by Michael Heath, Patrick Hagerty, Prentiss Harris, and others of their team can be read in the nonfiction book "Time Heals No Wounds" by Jack Leninger, published in 1993 by Ivy Books/Ballantine Books. We all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Pfc Heath and the other members of our military who gave so much.(This info was given by Richard, a friend)

6 OTHER MEN LOST THEIR LIVES THAT DAY IN KONTUM, VIETNAM
~SP5 Byron Thomas Calkin-Denver,Colorado-P/23W, Row 25~
~PVT Patrick Michael Hagerty-Youngstown,Ohio-P/23W, Row 27~
~SGT Prentiss Harris Jr.-Champaign,Illinois-P/23W, Row 27~
~SP4 Joaquin Rodriguez Tello-San Antonio,Tx.-P/23W, Row 26~
~SGT Phillip Grant Weir-Dubois,Pa.-P/23W, Row 33~
~SGT Ralph Henry Zertingue-Raceland,La.-P23W, Row 32~

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PARENTS:
Frederick O. ~ 2-11-1923 / 1-28-1979
Constance E. ~ 3-27-1923 / still with us

GRANDPARENTS:
Frederick O. ~ b.1884
Daisy L. ~ 9-9-1886 / 3-3-1950
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Burton S. ~ 5-23-1892 / 9-1973
Ruth P. ~ b.1902 / 9-22-1962

AUNTS/UNCLES
Laura ~ 6-12-1910 / 06-01-2009
Carl L. ~ 7-01-1913 / 10-05-1981
Grace J. ~ 2-13-1915 / 11-30-1997
Dorothy M. ~ 7-05-1917 / 11-23-1922
Barbara I. ~ 2-1-1924 / 11-16-1984
James A. ~ 2-19-1926 / 1-7-2010
LeRoy M. ~ 12-25-1930 / 3-15-1999
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Man L. ~ b.1918
Laura E. ~ b.1920
Burton S. ~ 7-28-1922 / 4-15-2000
Irene E. ~ b.1925
Priscilla E. ~ b.1927
Patricia E. ~ b.1927

**THANK YOU SO MUCH LIL FOR SPONSORING MICHAEL**

**THANK YOU "ISABELLA OLIVIA" AND HER HUSBAND FOR TAKING THE TIME TO GET THE PICTURE OF MICHAEL'S GRAVE FOR US.**


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  • Created by: Missing*U*Always ~ Loving*U*Forever
  • Added: 16 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21579827
  • With Love, Gen Gal
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Michael Frederick Heath (17 Sep 1947–31 May 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21579827, citing Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Missing*U*Always ~ Loving*U*Forever (contributor 46935395) .