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Heines, Donald J. (P2, C2, L29)

Heines Donald Joseph headstoneSergeant First Class Donald Joseph Heines, 24, of Louisville, Jefferson County, died on 17 August 1955. Heines developed a mild case of ivy poisoning during the last few days of annual training at Camp Breckinridge (10-24 July 1955).

After annual training he developed an infection which lead to kidney disease which caused his death. The Department of the Army ruled that his initial injury was incurred in the line of duty and his death was a result of his injury and therefore in the line of duty.

Heines was a member of the Medical Detachment of the 138th Field Artillery Battalion in Louisville. He had served as a medical technician in the detachment and was serving as the detachment sergeant at the time of his death. Heines joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in November 1947. In civilian life Heines was an engraver for the Balfour Company in Louisville.

Heines is buried in Section S of the Saint Michael Cemetery in Louisville.



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