The Medford Lakes Police Department would like to honor two local Medford Lakes Veterans; Lieutenant Junior George Willie and Tech Sergeant Elmer Heimach. Both Veterans participate in our Senior Check Program.
First we would like to honor 30 year Medford Lakes resident, George Willie. Willie signed up for the draft after the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. In May 1943 Willie began his tour with the Navy on the U.S.S. Yorktown. Willie fought for the United States during World War II and was involved with 9 engagements while serving on the Yorktown in the Pacific Ocean . Willie was put on inactive duty in May 1946, but was recalled for duty for the Korean War in 1950. He served for 2 more years during the Korean War. Willie continued his career with the Navy until the early 1970's and later moved to Medford Lakes.
Our next local veteran is Tech Sergeant Elmer Heimach. Heimach has been a Medford Lakes resident for 53 years and has been married to his wife Rita for 70 years. Heimach served with the Army Corps of Engineers from 1942-1946 during World War II. Heimach served in Europe, Japan, and throughout the Pacific. After serving our great country, Heimach moved to Medford Lakes and has been involved with the community ever since. Heimach coached Medford Lakes softball and baseball teams for many years. Heimach has been a member of the Medford Lakes Lions Club for 45 years and still attends functions at 93 years old.
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