Heinz H. Volz, Chief Warrant Officer, born Nov. 2, 1917, Odem, TX.
He served in the 36th Inf. Div. National Guard from 1934-37 before USN
enlistment in May 1937. He served aboard the USS West Virginia from
August 1937-May 1941 and was prominent in athletics (specializing in
wrestling, rowing and weight lifting).
Volz then served in the US Army Infantry from March 1942 until his
retirement in August 1958. He served in most ranks from private through
major before retiring as chief warrant officer, grade four. During his
Army service he earned his B A and MA history degrees from the college
of William and Mary.
After leaving the Army he taught social science classes and held
administrative positions at the Wharton, TX, Community College until
retirement in 1983.
He and his wife have two sons and five grandchildren. During his
teaching career and afterwards, he and his wife, also a teacher,
traveled extensively during the summers and visited most of the
countries in the six inhabited continents.
Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing