CHARLES W HEAPS
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 123 OF THE WALL

CHARLES WILLIS HEAPS

WALL NAME

CHARLES W HEAPS

PANEL / LINE

17E/123

DATE OF BIRTH

02/28/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/08/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MT JOY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lancaster County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES WILLIS HEAPS
POSTED ON 12.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Charles Willis Heaps, 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
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POSTED ON 4.30.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Charles is buried at Mount Joy Cemetery, Mount Joy, Lancaster County,PA. AM PH
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POSTED ON 1.31.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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POSTED ON 9.2.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Daily Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA - April 11, 1967

MT. JOY GI KILLED
IN VIETNAM ACTION

Pfc. Heaps Dies On Friday;
Went To Vietnam In August

Pfc. Charles Willis Heaps, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Heaps, Delta Street and School Lane, has been killed in Vietnam according to word received Monday. His father is principal of Seiler Elementary School, Mount Joy.
Pfc. Heaps, who had been in Vietnam since August, was fatally wounded last Friday, according to a telegram received Monday night by his parents from Maj. Gen. Kenneth Wickham on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. He was a machine gunner on a helicopter in the First Air Cavalry Division at An Khe. He served in B. Co., Fifth Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, and was stationed in the An Lo Valley, north of Qui Nhon.
Before being sent to Vietnam, Heaps was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., and last June his parents spent a week there as his guest. Just before being sent overseas in August, he spent a 10-day leave at home.
A 1964 graduate of Donegal High School, Pfc. Heaps was employed at Auto Litho, Inc., Mount Joy, before entering the Army in November of 1965. He was a member of the Friendly Fire Co., Mount Joy; and Chickies Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir.
In addition to his parents, Charles R. and Catherine Quay Heaps, both formerly of Columbia; he is survived by two sisters and a brother; Charlene, 18, Cheryl, 10; and Craig, 13.
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POSTED ON 4.8.2004
POSTED BY: Dylan Punke

Thank You

Dear Charles,
I am a student from Gridley High School located in Gridley, IL. We are posting remembrances for a class project and to honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice. This project is the Gridley High School Posting Project.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is because of individuals like yourself that this nation continues to endure. It is because of soldiers like yourself that freedom still has a solid foundation. I thank you for your sacrifice. You were a great American soldier. Thank you.
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