Local Men in Armed Forces on Land, At Sea, in the Air

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Title

Local Men in Armed Forces on Land, At Sea, in the Air

Alternative Title

Local Men in Armed Forces

Subject

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

Description

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.

Source

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/.

Date Created

ca. 1942-12-24

Date Copyrighted

1942-12-24

Date Issued

1942-12-24

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

158 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Camp Polk, Louisiana

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by The Wilkes-Barre Record.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Wilkes-Barre Record 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/.

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