Pfc. Thomas Howard Heise
Born: 8 October 1950  - Melrose Park, Illinois
Parents: George & Alice Heise
Siblings: 1 sister
Hometown: Maywood, Illinois
Education:
    - Proviso East High School
        - Class of 1968
Enlisted:
    - U.S. Marine Corps
        - 1968
Serial Number: 2485837
Training:
    - San Diego, California
Qualified:
    - Mortar man
Overseas Duty:
    - Tour of Duty: 25 February 1969
        - Vietnam
Unit:
    - 3rd Platoon, D Company, 7th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
Died:
    - Killed in Action - 10 May 1969
        - Quang Tri Province - Republic of South Vietnam
            - Company was guarding a bridge on Mutter's Ridge just south of Demilitarize Zone
            - 3:30 AM - attacked by two or more platoons of North Vietnamese
              Army
            - NVA was driven off ridge twice
            - battle ended at 6:00 AM
            - Thomas and nine other Marines were killed during battle by mortar
              fire or grenades
Buried:
    - Woodlawn Cemetery - Forest Park, Illinois
Vietnam Memorial:
    - Panel:  25W   Line:  39

 


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