|Heath, Jr., Aviation Radioman 2C Glen E.|
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|Friday, 15 December 2006|
War: World War II
Aviation Radioman 2c. Glen E. Heath, Jr. January 26, 1926 - April 7,1945
Glen was the fourth child of Glen & Frances Heath of Hickory Ridge, Arkansas. Shortly after his birth, the Heath family moved to the Calumet Region. Glen attended St. John Township High School where he was an outstanding scholar, athlete and president of his class. Glen joined the United States Navy on Aug. 30, 1943. He trained at Farragut, Idaho, and graduated from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. On Sept. 11, 1944, Glen began service as a TBM-3 Avenger aviation radioman and gunner aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill. On April 7, 1945, his plane was shot down during the attack on the Japanese battleship, Yamamoto. His remains were never recovered.
Always giving his best to those he held close to his heart, Glen will be forever remembered by this quotation: "Always the best to one of my best pals."
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS AIR MEDAL
3 GOLD STARS PURPLE HEART
GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
AMERICAN THEATER MEDAL
PACIFIC THEATER MEDAL
WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL
NAVAL AIR CREW WINGS
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