5 Local Servicemen Are Reported Dead
Local Servicemen Reported Dead
World War II, 1939-1945
An article published in The Wilkes-Barre Record announcing the death of five servicemen, the missing reports of two servicemen, and the wounded status of three servicemen during World War II. One notable servicemen cited in the article is 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.
Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "5 Local Servicemen Are Reported Dead." The Wilkes-Barre Record, September 21, 1944, page 8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4441055/the_wilkesbarre_record/.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 newspaper article
Originally published by The Wilkes-Barre Record.
Epinal Cemetery Project
"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/.