JAMES R HEIMBOLD

JAMES R HEIMBOLD - CAPT

  • HOMETOWN:
  • monmouth beach
  • COUNTY:
  • Monmouth
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • February 03, 1943
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • December 04, 1970
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • CAPT
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


James Reeve Heimbold was born on February 3, 1943, and was a resident of Monmouth Beach, NJ.  He graduated from Monmouth Beach Grammar School and Red Bank Catholic High School and attended the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. 

Heimbold, a career officer, entered the US Army in 1966.  He graduated as an outstanding officer trainee from the Officer Candidate School at the Army Artillery and Missile Center at Fort Sill, OK, where he was a battery commander.

He went to Vietnam in July 1970, while serving with the Sixth Unit of the 14th Army Artillery as an artillery officer.  He attained the rank of Captain (CAPT).  Several weeks before his death, he was transferred to another unit.  On December 4, 1970, he was killed in a helicopter crash in the Vietnamese Central Highlands while on a military mission.

He had been awarded the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart. 

In addition to his parents, Heimbold left behind a wife, Mrs. Yvonne Capps Heimbold, a five-month old daughter, Heather Marie Heimbold, a twin brother, Joseph L. Heimbold, Jr., and a sister, Miss Jeanne E. Heimbold.

Sources: Jeanne Boehles (sister) and NJVVMF.

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