Local Men in Armed Forces on Land, At Sea, in the Air
Local Men in Armed Forces
World War II, 1939-1945
An article published in The Wilkes-Barre Record announcing the status of several service members from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, who were serving in the U.S. Armed Forces 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. At the time that this article was published in December of 1942, then-Lieutenant Heist was being transferred to Camp Polk, Louisiana.
Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "Local Men in Armed Forces on Land, At Sea, in the Air." The Wilkes-Barre Record, December 24, 1942, page 6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4441055/the_wilkesbarre_record/.
Is Part Of
Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 newspaper article
Camp Polk, Louisiana
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/.