Michael P. Hearn
Master Gunnery Sergeant, United States Marine Corps
a contemporary press report:
Michael P. Hearn, 79, a retired Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant who served in three wars and then worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, died of a heart attack March 20, 2001. He died in his car, while driving to work on Blue Slate Drive in the Mount Vernon area.
Mr. Hearn lived in Alexandria and in Talcottville, New York, where he owned a former home of critic and essayist Edmund Wilson.
Mr. Hearn was a native of England whose family settled in New York when he was 8. He attended Northeastern University, the University of Colorado and the University of Virginia.
He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a clerk with the Veterans Administration after the war, then joined the Marine Corps to serve during the Korean War. He was later posted to Korea, Okinawa and Japan and served in Vietnam. His honors included two Bronze Stars.
After he retired from the Marines in 1974, he was a lieutenant in the Defense Department police, assigned to CIA headquarters. Since 1989, he had worked for a CIA contractor, Omniplex Corp., as a security monitor at the agency.
He was a member of the Marine Corps Association.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary
L. Hearn of Alexandria and Talcottville; four children, Cynthia Hearn Dorfman
of Rockville, Michael P. Hearn of New York, and Colleen P. Hearn Dean and
Christopher B. Hearn, both of Leesburg; a sister; and five grandchildren.
On Tuesday, March 20, 2001. Beloved husband
of Mary L. Hearn; father of Cynthia Dorfman, Michael Hearn Jr., Colleen
Dean and Christopher Hearn; brother of Mary Sunden. Also survived
by five grandchildren, Emily,Caroline, Kayleigh, Elysia and Rebecca. Services
will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at Ft. Myer (Old Post) Chapel, followed
by interment in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may
be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville, NY 13367.
Bronze Star Medal (2)