"T/SGT ROBERT HEYER"
Three Winds of Death
Bennett M. Guthrie
T/Sgt Robert HEYER,
.Infantry.. United States Army. For gallantry in action on
Corregidor, Philippine Islands, ...on 24 February
The Japanese attack (from the northern entrance of Malinta Tunnel) soon
quelled, the remainder of the enemy retreated back into the recesses of
the tunnel complex. The tank accompanying the troopers squared itself
before the opening tunnel and fired several cannon rounds and machine
gun bursts into the abyss. It remained in this position until all
friendly troops had passed the danger point, The attack by the first
battalion quickly resumed. A short while later, while under intense
enemy fire, T/Sgt Robert Heyer of Company B led an assault that
neutralized a machine gun position. For his gallant service, at the cost
of his life, Sergeant Heyer was awarded the Silver Star.