Lt John Bobb

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  1. I was never in the military but my father, USMC Col. Joseph S. Heitzler, was in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966 in Danang. Dad retired in 1969 after serving 27-years and three wars. I worked with John Bobb from 1987 to 1989 in Saint Louis, MO. Both John and I were Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). John transferred out and eventually retired out of Alaska. I remember John as a stoic and quiet man who had a very dry sense of humor. John never said much unless it was time to say something that made a point. I enjoy reading Charlie Company Vietnam. I was sent the Charlie Company site by a fellow Agent Sam Turk, who has since passed on. I remember watching my Dad’s Service Battalion marching on the parade grounds in Kaneohe, HI getting ready to leave for Vietnam in 1965. I was in 4th grade and didn’t realize what or where all those Marines were headed at that time but knew I wouldn’t see dad for over a year. Keep up the great Website. I have passed this on to many of my Vietnam Vet friends who were LRRP’S and Marines who also regularly read you site.


    Theodore J. Heitzler


    • My old associate Tad, (Theodore) left out his very esteemed law enforcement career, even prior to coming to work for us, and all the good work he did for us after I left St. Louis. More importantly, he was a lead co-conspirator, in hiding my surprise 40th birthday party from me. I still remember walking in my house after consuming numerous recreational beverages, and the first person I observed standing in my house was Tad. I then said to myself, what the hell is he doing here? One of the most genuine and nicest people I have ever met. God Bless you, Tad. and your father for his service. Sam Turk was a neighbor of mine, a Vietnam vet also. I miss him tremendously. I missed his funeral due to my own cancer treatment.


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