Dewey William Heroy

Captain
B CO, 11TH ENGINEER BN, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
26 June 1932 - 07 July 1969
South Bend, Indiana
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3RD MARDIV

11TH ENG BN
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Dewey William Heroy

23 Jun 2003

Eternal Father, grant, we pray,
To all Marines, both night and day,
The courage, honor, strength, and skill
Their land to serve, Thy law fulfill;
Be thou the shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps.
From the Navy Hymn
("Eternal Father")

REMEMBERED
by the men of the
11th Engineer Battalion

A memorial initiated by his comrade-in-arms,
John J Huhn
johnjhuhn@11thengineervietnamvetsusmc.org
31 Oct 2006

Dewey, we thank you for your service to our country and your ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. May God grant you the peace that you deserve.

From a cousin,
Michael T. Heroy
mike_heroy@what-wire.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 11th Engineer Battalion Command Chronology for July 1969 contains the following entry:
"On 7 Jul 69 a M-151 and a refueler were returning to Dong Ha Combat Base from the Cam Lo District. The refueler hit a mine first, resulting in 1 WIA and a badly damaged refueler. Approximately 45 minutes later a M-151 hit a mine, resulting in the loss of 'B' Company Commander, Capt D. W. HEROY, and 'B' Company First Sergeant, 1stSgt Paul H. SHEEHAN, plus the driver was WIA (evac). The M-151 was a total loss."


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his comrades-in-arms,
John J Huhn
jj@11thengineervietnamvetsusmc.org



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 Jun 2002
Last updated 11/15/2006