4th Missile Bn
517th Artillery
Canal Zone


Henry J. Heckel - 1967-68

My name is Henry J. Heckel and from 1967-1968 I was in Panama, originally with Battery C. I ran the ANTPU 21 test simulator for the both Hawk Missile sites on both sides of the isthmus in Fort Clayton and Fort Amador. I was then transferred to Taboga Island on the west side of Panama, where I repaired the early warning radar site. If you have any information about those who were in my battery or on Taboga, please let me know. In the picture attached, I am sitting atop the radar bunker on Taboga Island. I have also attached pictures of some of the other men in my unit, as well as, a picture of the main base and my panama license. Again, if you could put this information on your site or if you know any other information please contact me. Thank you very much.

Henry J. Heckel