Interview with Helen Hegelheimer
Laura M. Calkins, PhD
15 June 2004
Helen Hegelheimer Collection
(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.
Interview with Helen Hegelheimer, 15 June 2004, Helen Hegelheimer Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 6 Mar. 2015. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0367>.
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OH0367, Helen Hegelheimer Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 24 Jun 2004[Updated: 14 Feb 2008]