Tommy Calvin Heaton

Corporal
C CO, 3RD BN, 1ST INF RGT, 11 INF BDE
Army Of The United States
04 May 1946 - 17 April 1969
Toccoa, GA
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11 INF BDE

1ST INF RGT
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Tommy Calvin Heaton

Tommy Heaton was the son of Cohen and Louvelia Heaton. A graduate of Stephens County High School, Tommy was drafted into service. Following training as a combat infantryman, Tommy was assigned to the 11 Light Infantry Brigade, a component of the Americal (23rd Infantry) Division.

On 17 April 1969 his unit was involved in action in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam, where he received fatal gunshot wounds. Tommy's valor on the field of battle was recognized by his posthumous promotion to Corporal.

Corporal Tommy C. Heaton was interred with full military honors in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery on Friday, 2 May 1969. He is remembered and honored by his community and by his comrades in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Leon Williams Post 4346, Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia.

Stephens County, Georgia, lost eight of its sons in Vietnam.
All are memorialized on the Virtual Wall.
William H. AYERS
SP4, AUS 1948-69
Gregorio M. CAMACHO
SFC, AUS 1931-68
Larry E. COLLIER
SP5, AUS 1944-68
Jacky L. DRURY
SP4, AUS 1949-70
Sponsored by VFW Post 4346 Tommy C. HEATON
CPL, AUS 1946-69
Marshall H. ISBELL
PFC, AUS 1946-67
Emory F. JOHNSON
LCPL, USMC 1943-67
William L. PHILLIPS
Captain, AUS 1945-70


A memorial from the,
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4346, Toccoa, Georgia
kjdavis@kjdpc.com 
28 Jun 2000



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)