Calvin Heath honored posthumously

May 26, 2016

Sen. Mae Flexer (D-Killingly), left, and Rep. Danny Rovero (D-Putnam), right, visited with Rebecca Lefebvre and her daughter Avery Barry following the Posthumous Connecticut Wartime Service Medal Ceremony in Putnam on Wednesday, May 18. Lefebvre was presented with the medal for her grandfather Calvin Heath’s military service in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles.” During a battle in Phuoc Vinh on March 18, 1968, Heath and his fellow soldiers were outnumbered by North Vietnamese soldiers, 20 to 1. Heath was hit by gunfire and schrapnel and presented with the Silver Star for Valor. Heath died in 2013.