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Heise, PFC Thomas H.

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: 
– Mortarman 
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 
– The 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 
– the battle ended at 6:00 AM 
– Thomas and nine other Marines were killed during the battle by mortar
fire or grenades 
Buried: 
– Woodlawn Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois 
Vietnam Memorial: 
– Panel: 25W Line: 39 

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