By Paul Schmitt
A Sevastopol High School graduate and Sturgeon Bay native is part of unique and new Navy command that is providing critical missile defense to a large portion of Romania. Caleb Hietpas is a master-at-arms serving at the Naval Support Facility Deveselu that is providing defense against ballistic missile attacks. Hietpas says he has enjoyed his interaction with the Romanian people and checking out the unique landscape.
Approximately 200 officers and enlisted personnel are stationed in Deveselu, Romania. The highly-specialized jobs are critical to mission success, according to Navy officials. Heitpas, who has been in the U.S. Navy for over a year, is the son of Wayne Heitpas and Kathy Keltgen of Sturgeon Bay.