- 19 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 2, 1987
- Date of passing: Nov 22, 2006
|Let the memory of PVT Heath be with us forever|
Pvt. Heath D. Warner, age 19, of Canton, died in the line of duty at Alanbar Province in Haqlaniya, Iraq on Wednesday, November 22, 2006.
He was born on Friday, January 2, 1987, in Massillon, and was a life resident of Canton. He was a 2005 graduate of McKinley High School. He had been a Boy Scout, taught break dancing at Living Fountain Dance Company and was a member of the McKinley Young Republican Club. He enjoyed reading, martial arts, and was teaching himself Japanese and Arabic. Following high school, Heath attended Parris Island Training Depot and Camp Geier, N.C., where he became a gunner with the U.S. Marine Corp. He had been serving in Iraq since Sept. 11, 2006. Heath was a member of Bethel Temple Assembly of God. Heath had a deep love for God, family and his country. Heath was a wonderful son who cared for everyone he knew.
He touched many lives and will be sadly missed by his parents, Scott N. and Melissa J. (Metzger) Warner of Canton. Heath was a true leader, an awesome friend and wonderful brother to Chandler and Ashton Warner. In addition, Heath is survived by maternal grandparents, Randy and Linda Metzger of Bolivar, Ohio; uncle and aunt, Doug and Gina Metzger of Wadsworth, Ohio. Paternal grandparents are James and Ida Warner of Louisville, Ohio; uncle, Michael Warner of Pensacola, Fla., uncle and aunt, Jeff and Dawn Warner of College Park, Md., uncle and aunt, Mark and Kris Warner of Circleville, Ohio, uncle and aunt, Dave and Fatima Warner of Washington, D.C., and aunt, Valerie Warner of Baltimore, Md.
Heath was born on 1/2/1987. He was a great son and brother. He
attended Worley Elementary, Canton Christian academy and was a
graduate of McKinley Senior High School 2005 and completed certificate
in Drafting from Timken Vocational Campus.
His hobbies included break dancing, foreign language including German,
Japanese and Arabic. He had a love of different cultures, foods and
the martial arts.
Heath enjoyed reading and hanging out with his friends and family.
He enlisted in the delayed entrance program of the Marines in Fall
2004. Heath joined the pool of the new recruits and began preparing to
become a Marine. He joined the Marines for all the right reasons -
love of God, love of family and a love of country.
After graduating in 2005, Heath left for basic training at Paris
Island, South Carolina. He graduated on November 18, 2005. Once that
training was completed Heath received additional training for SOI
(school of infantry training at Camp Legune North Carolina. After
successfully completing this training Heath was stationed at Kaneohe
Bay, Hawaii were he received his desert training to prepare him for
his deployment in Iraq. Heath was deployed on September 11, 2006 for
Iraq. On 11/22/06, Heath was killed in action when his vehicle was
struck by a roadside bomb. He was 19 years old.
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