Plaque for Major Jack Cameron Heist at Greenwood Cemetery

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Title

Plaque for Major Jack Cameron Heist at Greenwood Cemetery

Alternative Title

Plaque for Maj. Jack Heist

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
World War II, 1939-1945
Army
Veterans--Florida
Cemeteries--Florida

Description

The plaque for Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944) at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. 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

Smith, Tom
Smith, Gloria

Source

Original color digital image by Tom Smith and Gloria Smith, April 8, 2013: Private Collection of Tom Smith and Gloria Smith.

Date Created

2013-04-08

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

687 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Tom Smith and Gloria Smith.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Tom Smith and Gloria Smith 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

IN MEMORY OF
JACK C HEIST
MAJ US ARMY WW II
NOV 6 1919 SEP 2 1944
PURPLE HEART
KILLED IN ACTION

INTERRED IN
EPINAL AMERICAN
CEMETERY
EPINAL, FRANCE

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