Oliver Luke Heck  was born in 1921 in Briceville, TN and resided at Danube, Jefferson, Tennessee, the son of Marion Walter Heck and Iva Lee Dison. He served at Fort Benning, residing at the United States Government Barracks-Quarters in Cusseta, Chattahoochee, Georgia in 1940. Sergeant Heck died non battle on September 19, 1940.

The Knoxville Journal, 20 September 1940
Oliver L. Heck, 19, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, was killed today in an automobile wreck at Langley Field, Va., his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Heck of nearby Piedmont, said they were informed by telegram. No details of the accident were given.
Young Heck returned to active duty yesterday after a vacation spent here with his parents. The body will be returned to Jefferson City and taken to Estes’ Funeral Home. Besides the parents, five brothers, Wiley, Clintwood, Va., Clyde of East Pennsylvania, Lee of San Diego, Calif., and Stacy and Clarence Heck of Piedont, and three sisters, Mrs. Hodge Churchman, Mrs. Sam Shackleford, of New Market and Miss Maud Heck, Piedmont, survive.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 September 1920
  • Date of death: 19 September 1940
  • County: Jefferson
  • Hometown: Jefferson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Company E, 21st Engineers
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Piedmont Cemetery, Piedmont, Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Bottom Panel
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