Heiden, Edwin Franklyn Jr (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Heiden, Edwin Franklyn Jr (Interview outline and video), 2015

Description

Edwin Heiden was born and raised in St. Joseph, MI in March 1947. He graduated high school in 1965 and joined the Marine Corps shortly thereafter. Edwin adapted to Marine life well and became a mechanic. He was deployed to Vietnam as reinforcement for the 3rd Motor Transport Battalion in Phu Bai, operating mostly as a truck driver. He was soon transferred to the 3rd Medical Battalion, where he served during the Tet Offensive, helping transport and care for the wounded coming from Hue City. His unit then moved north to Quang Tri where he helped construct a new base. Edwin then returned home to finish his enlistment by teaching marines to drive trucks in California. He then left the military for a short time to attend college and get married, before returning to the service through Officer Candidate School. Edwin became an Infantry Platoon Commander and led a unit operating at Guantanamo Bay. Edwin left the service again soon after this and moved back home to Michigan.

Coverage

2015-12-08

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

HeidenE1017V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-11-06

Citation

Heiden, Edwin Franklyn Jr., “Heiden, Edwin Franklyn Jr (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed January 24, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/30006.
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