George Heidt

HHC 1/22 Infantry

1946 - 2012

 

Heidt, George, Age 66, January 16, 2012. Survived by his loving wife Rita (nee Wallace), Son's; Brian (Megan) and David (Leah),
Grandson's; Devin and Jacob. Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2012 from 2-8 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home,
16300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m.
at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 20955 Bournemouth, HarperWoods, MI 48225.

Memorial donations may be made to National Spinal Cord Injury Association at http://www.spinalcord.org/donate/

 

George Heidt's decorations

 

 

George and Rita 1969

 

 

SGT George Heidt - Battalion RTO Republic of Vietnam

 

 

George as Grandfather

 

 

 

George Heidt served as Battalion S-2 RTO 1969-1970 in Vietnam.

He was the leading figure in getting this website started. He maintained the website's archives
and constantly worked to make sure anyone who wanted or needed reports and records got them.
He was active in helping veterans, and their families. He was a great leader and a good friend.

We have lost a true Brother. We will miss him terribly.

Michael Belis, Jim Henderson, Bob Babcock

2012

 

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George Heidt Archivist 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry website

George was active in contacting and communicating with literally hundreds of people. He was always ready to help anyone
with any request. He was a tremendous help to me personally, and took quite a load off my shoulders, making my job easier.
The work we do, that George was a vital part of, not only is to write the history of our unit, but also includes such things
as getting old buddies in touch with each other, some for the first time in 30-40 years, making permanent memorials
to loved ones lost in action, which has brought a lot of good feelings to family members, showing them that someone cares,
and many other aspects of representing pride in the unit we served in. George shared that pride as well.
His Army decorations show what an excellent Soldier he was.

George was actually the glue that held the four of us who do the website together as a team. He oversaw the whole operation.
If one of us forgot to follow up on a request made by someone, or if I forgot to post on the website something that needed
to be posted, it was George who would remind us that it needed to be done. He would do this in the most polite, but firm way.
George was actually our leader, but he never would have let you know it. He acted like he was just one of the workers,
but for all these past years it was George who kept the rest of us on track.

I will miss George deeply. I loved his sense of humor, his genuine concern for the team we formed, and his courage
in dealing with all that life brought to him.

He was my friend. One of the best I ever had.

Michael Belis February 2012

 

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