Sunday, March 28, 2010

Marine Lance Cpl. Randy M. Heck

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Lance Cpl. Randy M. Heck, 20, of Steubenville, Ohio

LCpl Heck was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 28, 2010 in Djibouti, Africa, from a non-hostile incident.

Lance Cpl. Randy Michael Heck of Steubenville died friday while serving in South Africa. Officials now say his death occurred during a non-hostile incident.

According to his grandparents the 20-year-old Steubenville resident was a graduate of Harrison Hills High School, and joined the military immediately after graduation.

His father told NEWS9 reporter Ali Myers that his son always wanted to be a Marine and that he comes from a family of people who also served their country.

Heck joined the Marine Corps in June 2007 and was promoted to lance corporal March 1, 2008, according to a press release from II Marine Expeditionary Force. Heck deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March to October 2008 and deployed with the 24th MEU in January 2010.

Heck's decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, according to II MEF.

He is the son of Everett and Theresa Black of Amsterdam, Ohio, and Eugene Heck of Steubenville, and the brother of Misty Heck of WV.

Marine Lance Cpl. Randy M. Heck died in a non-combat incident on 3/28/10.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

also a father to Cali Jade Heck, Brother to Vicki, Kateland, Haley and Austin Heck, Victoria, Linda, and Stella Black. Husband to Kara Jo Heck