John’s advice

When asked what advice he would give to any young man or woman thinking about serving in the military he states: “We all have fears. That is expected. But it is more important to not fear your fears.” “Do as you are told, take direction well.” “Don’t ever forget the oath you will take.” Oath of Enlistment I, _____, do

John uses his military training in civilian life

As John’s civilian career evolved with law enforcement, his military experience gave him the foundation for success. He credits leadership qualities, strong and clear communication skills, ensuring community security as being guiding principles. John’s community involvement continued after retirement. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trained John to prepare and respond to disasters, utilizing fire safety, search and rescue, team

John’s Happy Military Memories

Chicago would be his destination before discharge. John and his buddies walked the city. They hoped to see a White Sox game at Wrigley Field but having money for that kind of event did not seem possible. However, a kind police officer invited them to follow him into an entrance that brought them to the best seats possible – at

Service – Work done by one for the benefit of many.

Join us each week in the month of November for a short blog about John’s military life. John begins his mission For John Heintze, military service defined his commitments, strength of character, love of country and community, and desire to serve. It was John’s intention to volunteer for the draft in 1954 to take advantage of a two-year sign-up rather