Joseph Justin Heltsley Historical

Joseph Justin Heltsley Historical (HM1W1N)

Location: Brookville, OH 45309 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 50.731', W 84° 25.467'

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In Memory Of


Army - SGT - E5
August 2, 1947 - June 16, 1969
K.I.A. Binh Duong, South Vietnam
25th Infantry Division
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D Co, 2nd Bn, 12th Infantry, 25th Inf Div, USARV
Army of the United States
August 2, 1947 to June 16, 1969
Brookville, Ohio
Combat Infantry Badge
Purple Heart · National Defense
Vietnam Service · Vietnam Campaign

The 25th Infantry Division was one of the most decorated divisions to fight in Vietnam. The 2/12 Infantry fought vicious battles in early 1969. Specialist Joe Heltsley arrived as a 11B40 Infantryman replacement on March 17, 1969. Throughout the year the battalion operated northeast of Cu Chi in three traditional enemy strongholds, the Ho Bo Woods, the Bo Loi Woods and the "Citadel" in the northeastern portion of Hau Nghia Province. Joe died of wounds received in combat on June 16, 1969 in Binh Duong Province.

12th Infantry Regiment Motto
"Ducti Amore Patriae" (Having Been Led By Love of Country)
Brookville High School Class of 1966
You are not forgotten
Poetry from Joe's mother affectionately known as "Mom" Heltsley
Friends who visit the Vietnam Memorial and then call to say,
"I saw your son's name written there."
It's like having Joe's voice saying
"See
mom, Brookville people really do care."
"Mom" Heltsley
Angels in uniform were singing,
Golden bells were ringing,
As Jesus walked through Heaven's door,
The veteran in his arms wouldn't hurt anymore.
"Mom" Heltsley
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HM NumberHM1W1N
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Date Added Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720356 N 4413785
Decimal Degrees39.84551667, -84.42445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.731', W 84° 25.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 43.86" N, 84° 25' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11248-11398 E Upper Lewisburg Salem Rd, Brookville OH 45309, US
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