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Retired Sportscaster And Fallen Marine Highlight St. Bede Hall Induction

Posted by wlpo on October 3, 2013

A fallen marine is among eight people who will be inducted this Saturday into the Saint Bede Academy Hall of Fame.

Captain Thomas Heitmann was killed September 19th, 2011 when his helicopter crash during training near Camp Pendleton, California.  He was a 1st lieutenant at the time of his death and later elevated to rank of captain.

Heitmann was a Mendota native but graduated from St. Bede in 2002.  He was part of the school’s most successful football team.

Joining Heitmann in being inducted in the academy’s hall of fame this weekend is retired WLPO AM and FM sports director Lanny Slevin.

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