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Item Number
OH0367
Record Number
187198
Title
Interview with Helen Hegelheimer
Interviewer
Laura M. Calkins, PhD
Interview Date
15 June 2004
Collection
Helen Hegelheimer Collection
Media Type
Oral History
Length
3:01:36 hr/min/sec
Description
(Civilian) Helen Tennant Hegelheimer was born in Fontana CA in 1944. After graduating from high school in San Leandro CA in 1962 Helen briefly attended college before taking a job with World Airways, first in administration and then as a stewardess. In 1966 and 1967 she flew on hundreds of troop transport flights in and out of the United States, Japan, and Vietnam, including Danang, Ton Son Nhut/Saigon, and Bien Hoa. Helen maintained contact with many of the servicemen while they were in-country. She has remained active in Vietnam veterans' affairs, and she was an invited speaker at the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington DC in 1997.
Citation
Interview with Helen Hegelheimer,  15 June 2004, Helen Hegelheimer Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 24 Nov. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0367>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0367, Helen Hegelheimer Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 24 Jun 2004[Updated: 14 Feb 2008]