Headstone of Major Jack Cameron Heist at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title

Headstone of Major Jack Cameron Heist at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of Maj. Jack Heist

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Army
Veterans--Florida
Cemeteries--Europe

Description

The headstone of Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944). Maj. Heist was born to Henry S. Heist and Christina Heist on November 6, 1919, in Eustis, Florida. He received his commission on May 29, 1941, to serve in World War II. Maj. Heist was an Ammunition Officer for the XIX Corps. He died during his service in an ambush on September 2, 1944, near Thiant, France. He is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Maj. Heist is one of 85 Florida residents interned at Epinal.

Creator

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Original color digital image by Dwight Anderson: Private Collection of Dwight Anderson. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=56372930&PIpi=94648893.

Date Created

ca. 2013-12-30

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

261 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dwight Anderson.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Cemetery Project

Curator

Almanza, Esteban
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Libération de Thiant." La Voix Du Nord. http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/region/liberation-de-thiant-l-histoire-bouleversante-du-ia27b36952n2369051.
"Maj Jack C Heist." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=heist&GSiman=1&GScid=1991677&GRid=56372930& .
"Local Men in Armed Forces." The Wilkes-Barre Record, December 24, 1942, page 6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4441134/the_wilkesbarre_record/.

Transcript

JACK C. HEIST
MAJ HQ XIX CORPS
FLORIDA SEPT 2 1944

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