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Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: March 11, 2015 10:32 AM
From: Representative Jerry Knowles
To: All House members
Subject: Designation of a Portion of Route 443 as the Corporal David F. Heiser Memorial Highway
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation designating a portion of Route 443, from the eastern boundary of Orwigsburg Borough at State Route 443 and Faith Avenue, through Orwigsburg Borough, to the western boundary of Orwigsburg Borough at Seton Manor.

Corporal David F. Heiser was a native of Orwigsburg who graduated from Blue Mountain High School in 1965. In 1968, he enlisted in the United States Army . He trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an infantryman and as an Army medic. In 1968, he was promoted to the rank of corporal and was sent to Vietnam. His platoon was ambushed on February 2, 1969, in Binh Duong, Vietman, and he was killed in action. He was serving as a medic for his platoon when his life was taken.

Corporal Heiser received the Purple Heart medal for his fatal injuries in Binh Duong and the Bronze Star with Valor for his courageous actions that day. He is buried at Kimmels Church of God Cemetery in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County. Corporal Heiser is remembered and honored on Panel 33W, Row 40, of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Please join me in this tribute to Corporal David F. Heiser.

Introduced as HB834