Oral History Session #1
Date:January 31, 2013
Transcript Production Team:
Kathryn Tracy Rizzi
Heilman, Donald B. Oral History Interview, January 31, 2013, by Shaun Illingworth, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
Donald B. Heilman was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1924. During World War II, Heilman served in the United States Navy. He did his basic training in Sampson, New York. Then Donald trained to be a radioman in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania. He later served on a desteroyer and participated in the D-Day Invasion. From 1944 until the end of the War, Donald was stationed in Okinawa. He was awarded five Battle Stars for his duty. After World War II, Heilman attended West Chester State University, graduating in 1950 with a degree in Education.