Heithoff Retires From Active Duty

The Heithoff family, l-r: Lexie, Lynne, Keith, Beau and Sam. Photo submitted
The Heithoff family, l-r: Lexie, Lynne, Keith, Beau and Sam. Photo submitted

Family and friends of Keith Heithoff joined him this past Sunday as he took part in his retirement ceremony in Minneapolis, MN.
In June of 1982, Elgin’s Keith Heithoff joined active duty as a light wheel mechanic and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany until June of 1985.
Upon his discharge, he joined the 302 Calvary Troop as a Calvary Scout. Heithoff joined ROTC and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant as an infantry officer.
Heithoff was sent to Ft. Benning for officer infantry school. He graduated 3rd out of a class of 374 officers.
Heithoff also completed the following: Armor Advance Course, Airborne School, Pathfinder School, Cas3, ILE, Civil Disturbance, Riot Training and Anti Terror.
Over the following fifteen years, Heithoff was with the Nebraska National Guard as an infantry officer. Heithoff joined the Army Reserve as a commander for the 308th Transportation.
After a staff position, Heithoff took command of the 809th Quarter Master HHD and was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. Upon returning home, Heithoff joined the 3rd COSCOM as the air drop officer and returned back to Iraq.
Heithoff returned home and joined the 75th Training Command in Minneapolis, MN as a training evaluator for the last 5 years of his career.
Family members and friends attending the ceremony were Heithoff’s wife, Lynne, and children Samantha Heithoff, PFC Beau Heithoff and Lexie Heithoff; his sister Beth and her husband Al Schulte and family of St. Louis, MO.; Tim Anderson of Orlando, FL,; plus several other retired Lieutenant Colonels that Heithoff has served with over the years.