R.’.W.’. Heinmiller was born in Albany, NY, on 8 Mar 1943, the son of Ithamar Spencer Heinmiller and Harriet Ruth Carey. He was raised in a Loudonville a northern suburb of Albany, New York, and received his early education in Loudonville Grammar School, and Milne High School (Albany). When he was 14 he moved with his parents to Syracuse, attending T. Aaron Levy Middle School (9th), Nottingham High School (10th), and Jamesville-DeWitt High School, from which he graduated in 1961. He then attended Norwich University, the military university of Northfield, VT, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering (Freshman), and Syracuse University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Design and as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1965. At Syracuse University he served as Captain in the Army R.O.T.C., Upstate Battalion Executive Officer for Pershing Rifles (Major), and Captain (Commander) of the Counterinsurgency Company.
Upon graduation he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army as an Assistant Adjutant General, attending the Officer Basic Course at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, and assignments as follows:
- U.S. Forces Dominican Republic (USFORDOMREP); Records Management and Administrative Officer; Achievement Award; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
- Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Survivors Assistance, Line of Duty Investigating, Special Courts Martial and Administrative Officer; Army Commendation Medal
- U.S. Army Procurement Agency, Vietnam (USAPAV), Saigon/Cholon; Captain; Adjutant; Vietnam Service Medals; Bronze Star Medal
- Nevada Test Command, Defense Atomic Support Agency (DASA), Camp Mercury, Nevada; Adjutant; Achievement Award
Upon leaving the service in 1970 Bro. Heinmiller was Agent and Deputy Director of Loss Prevention for the Family Bargain Centers, Syracuse, covering from Connecticut to Iowa; North Carolina to the Canadian border. Upon the sale of that company he was with P&C Foods, Syracuse, serving as Account Payable Supervisor, Field Auditor and then Office Services Manager. In 1982 he became the owner of The Scriptorium, Ltd., Liverpool, New York, specializing in custom calligraphy, graphic design and framing, which profession he continues to practice. He is an avid reader and researcher and writer.
He has two children, Christopher of San Francisco and Kimberly of Rye, NY, by whom he has 5 grandchildren. He resides in Liverpool, NY, with his Lady Vicki, and has 4 lively step-grandchildren, by her son Jim and his wife Kimberly. Jim is owner of LaVallee’s Karate Studio, Liverpool.
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