Sgt. Heath hanging from his parachute, dead
|Appears in||Call of Duty|
|Affiliations||Baker Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army|
|Death||June 5th, 1944, Outskirts of Ste. Mere-Eglise, France|
Heath joined the United States Army Paratroopers in the summer of 1942, being placed with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Camp Toccoa and receiving training there. In the fall of 1943, his unit transferred to England, where is prepared for the upcoming invasion of France. His unit continued to train in special tactics until May 1944, when his unit was placed in a staging area in Southern England.
On the evening of June 5, 1944, Heath took off in a C-47, part of the pathfinder teams for the 506th PIR. He parachuted in, on the outskirts of Ste. Mere-Eglise with a Eureka beacon, presumably to set it up with Private Martin to signal the 2nd Battalion of the 506th PIR. However, he was killed in the drop, most likely by suffocation or injuries when he landed in a tree. At the time of his death he held the rank of sergeant.
He might have been killed by the anti-aircraft guns or by the two German Sentries in the nearby bunker. This however is highly unlikely because both Martin and Heath were parachuted into Normandy at the same time, and neither gunshots nor anti-aircraft fire was heard. He is not mentioned again in the game.
- He has a randomly generated face and uniform, although he always has his musette bag, reserve parachute and main parachute on, as well as the 101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagle patch, signifying him as a trooper in the 506th or at least the 101st.
- His name is common among generic non playable characters and AI throughout the Call of Duty series. This is most likely because Heath is the name of a person on the Infinity Ward staff.
- After Brecourt Manor Assault, Martin and the rest of Baker Company, a picture of a real, dead paratrooper in a tree is shown. This may or may not be Sergeant Heath.
- He is the first allied character seen dead in the Call of Duty series.