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THOMAS HOWARD HEISE
 

JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VET
HONORING A YOUNG BRAVE MARINE HERO
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN.HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ITS SON.
May 10, 2014


michael  woodrich
poppamichael@yahoo.com
Tommy Your parents came to MCRD San Diego in sept of 69. They recieved permission to visit me while I was still in bootcamp not an easy thing to do.I realized then that while visting me they were seeing you.They missed you so.They brought a moment of home to me I wish I could have givin them what they needed.Because of you I could only serve in the Marine Corp I want to thank you for that. SO many thoughts but tears wont let me type miss you semperfi Michael Woodrich
Jul 31, 2009


j  d
Forty years today
PFC: Today is forty years since you gave all for our country and our Corp. That fateful day was Mother's Day just as today is Mother's day, 2009. Someday we will meet in Heaven with streets guarded by United States Marines. We will be looking and you and others who didn't make it home will be there.(Special thanks to the H.S.friends and fellow Marines who wrote remarks here. Those wods are what makes the Wall live. Fellow Marine Gary Stanley recording the history of the event that night is critical also. Virtually all of us have one or more events so deeply scarred in our minds that we recall them nearly every day all these years later. Thanks.) With all our respect and admiration:SEMPER FI!!
May 10, 2009


manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
May 10, 2008


Wesley   Fortman
usmcwesf6@yahoo.com
High School friends & bootcamp
212, Lily Lake Rd., McHenry, IL., 60051, USA
To My Brother I Miss You
My memories of Tom will always be fond, we went to high school together, and shared many fun times there and in boot camp. It was a special friendship we developed, Tom's Dad was also a Marine. In our home town there is a Park named in his honor, its called the Heise-Conners Park named after two fallen Marines. We had each other for support during boot camp, after we finished training, and were sent to Viet Nam, Tom and I were separated attached to different Units. He was a GREAT Man, and a hell of a baseball player, it saddens me that he never had a chance to experience more in life, my thoughts and prayers are with you daily my FRIEND, you are truly missed. LOVE, Wes, from your Jarhead brother, will meet again in a better place....
Apr 21, 2008


Glenda Ducci (McMurray)
gogoglen@yahoo.com
high school friend
Tom was always a good friend and good for a laugh. We used to triple date with Mike Zimmerman and Janet Ducci, he and Joanne Donovan, Jon Rottermund and me. Good times were had by all at Proviso East fun nights, basketball games and dances. He helped make my 16th birthday party special. There are many that think of him and all that he gave to his friends, his family, and his country.
Tuesday, November 09, 1999


G. M.
High School Acquaintance
WE ALL Will Remember
Time has gone by so quickly as our parents said it would. It seems hard to believe that almost 40 years have slipped by since those high school days. I can remember vividly sitting by the radio listening to when my number would come up in the lottery. Mine was 345. How is it that some are chosen to serve and others are chosen to stay behind? And more, how is it that some come through without mortal wounds and others never return? And many of those who do return are scarred both physically and mentally for life. I remember seeing Veterans with no faces learning to walk in the neighborhood around Hines Hospital. How is it that one so lucky as me who never had to sacrifice feels so guilty about not having served and help support his brothers in combat. I think about you all every day of my life and thank all of you for what you have sacrificed. I have three grown sons of my own and it is only because of heros like you and Joe that they have been fortunate not to have to go to war during their generation. I will never let them forget the sacrifices that young men like you have made, throughout the course of history, to keep all of us free and safe at home. My eyes are filled with both tears of sorrow and pride to remember you, our heroes. I have grown to know you more in death than in life. I truly hope that your family and families of all of the fallen soldiers have found peace in knowing what you have accomplished and sacrificed for ALL generations. May you rest in peace.
Friday, August 26, 2005


Ray Harton
mc2316774@aol.com
Fellow Marine
The Reverend Vincent Robert Capodanno Foundation Inc
http://www.father-capodanno.org
Honoring you today Marine. I did not know you but will never forget your Sacrifice and Service to our Country and our Corps. Rest in Peace, you will never be forgotten. Semper-Fi. Cpl.Harton USMC Ret. Vietnam 1967 5th Marines.
Sunday, October 08, 2000


I'm Anonymous
Just a note to thank YOU for YOUR sacrifice to a great nation.
Tuesday, March 05, 2002


Gary Stanley
gary.stanley@verizon.net
I served with Tom in Vietnam
5138, Bernard Circle, #246, Tampa, FL., 33617, USA
Semper Fi
I was, with Tom, at the time of his death. I was wounded, by the same grenades, that killed, him and SSgt., Bell. Our unit, was being attacked, at 3,am., by, a large NVA, unit. I was Tom's, Fire Team, leader. Tom and I, were, with SSgt., Bell, trying to locate the position of an NVA, mortar, when our position, came under heavy fire. When it was over, both Tom and SSgt., Bell, were, dead and I, was wounded. I think, about that night every day. Tom and I, had gotten close in the three months, he had been in-country. Semper Fi!
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

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