In Memory of MSgt. Michael Heiser
Master Sgt. Michael G. Heiser
Sgt. Michael Heiser joined the 71st Rescue Squadron in December, 1995 as
an airborne communications system operator and a C-Flight
superintendent. He hadn’t been at the squadron long before he went
away to the HC-130 Combat Rescue School at Kirtland AFB, N.M., which is
a must for all members of the squadron who participate in rescue
operations. He graduated from Kirtland and had only been back in the
squadron for a few months before he was sent to Dhahran to put to
practice what he spent months learning.
was new, but he made a good first impression on his flight commander,
Capt. Ben Walsh. “When I called him in and told him he was going to be
the new flight supervisor, Heiser expressed concern to me that he was
too new to do a good job. I told him I knew he could do the job or I
wouldn’t have selected him. He was that conscientious.”
Adams, Heiser was in the process of settling down in a new house with
his fiancée, Nancy, when he was killed.
Visit Michael Heiser's Web Page at http://www.taps.org/memorials/vmheiser.htm
The above article was written by Lynda Valentine, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs, Patrick AFB, FL.