Rex Heape: God always at his side

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October 26, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Rex Heape's position with Gideons International is fulfilling.

There were times 50 years ago, when  fighting in the Central Highlands jungle of South Vietnam, Rex Heape wondered what might happen next.

Ever-present heat and humidity took their toll. Personal hygiene was nonexistent; if lucky, Rex found a stream to splash away dirt and grime every two or three weeks. C-ration packets were little more than subsistence.

By the time his year’s obligation ended, including firefights during the Tet Offensive, Rex was a gaunt 140 pounds, 50 less than when drafted.

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