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  • Date of Birth:7/29/1948
  • Date of Casualty:10/11/1968
  • Home of Record:SHREWSBURY
  • County of Record:MONMOUTH COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:41W, 46
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


  • Wall Name:IVAN L HELLER
  • Date of Birth:8/5/1947
  • Date of Casualty:10/11/1968
  • Home of Record:GENESEO
  • County of Record:HENRY COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:HN
  • Panel/Row:41W, 46
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


is honored on Panel 41W, Row 46 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Help!

    Posted on 11/19/16 - by Tom Clark, Teacher
    We need your help! Since 1986, the students of Lake Central High School in Northwest Indiana have been researching men and women from the State of Indiana who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. We are the researchers for the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Memorials located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Of the1621 Vietnam casualties, we have located 1100+ families as of the date of this entry. We are now researching the men and women from the State of Illinois who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. If you have any information or photos that may help please contact us at the following:
  • Best Friends

    Posted on 3/30/14 - by Bill "Lucky" Staunton
    As I left your side in April, I was confident we'd meet again and share even more experiences than we had already. Sadly, this was not to be and, when I wrote your Mom to try to console her, she was overwhelmed with grief and refused to see me. I understood how emotions must have rendered her numb and I hope she ultimately came to grips with loss of you. Many thanks for being a part of my life even for a brief period, and my prayers are for you. We will meet again!
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/5/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Brian Tracy Heaver, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Thanks!

    Posted on 5/15/13 - by Bill Staunton

    When you took over the squad from me, we promised to hoist a few beers when you came home. I was devastated to hear you were KIA, and I have fond memories of our talks before I left. God Bless you and keep you in His Hand.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/15/10 - by Robert Sage
    Brian is buried at Mt Zion Cemetery, Mt Zion,IL. PH
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