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We're All Brothers and Sisters in This

Bob Heinz served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967, and then was in the Reserved until 1971. His MOS was Air Defense, and was sent to Murphy Dome, Alaska near the Russian border, and then California. 

Today, he spends time as the Senior Vice Commander of DAV Chapter 2 in St. Paul. In addition to Bingo Nights and Veteran home visits, he is in charge of the Forget-Me-Not flowers. He says that the DAV does an excellent job supporting veterans. 

We're all brothers and sisters in this. It's all about helping out other veterans.

Bob's story was recorded with the help of TPT's Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Team at the 2017 Minnesota Veterans Day Event in Inver Grove Heights, MN. 

Large group of people at an event with patriotic balloons and flags

Veterans, families and community gathered at the 2017 Minnesota Veterans Day event in Inver Grove Heights, MN.

Woman holding a Bald Eagle at an event

Bald Eagle from the National Eagle Center at the 2017 Minnesota Veterans Day Event

Biographical Details

Primary Location During Vietnam: Murphy Dome, United States Vietnam location marker

Story Subject: Military Service

Military Branch: U.S. Army

Dates of Service: 1965 - 1971

Veteran Organization: Disabled Veterans of America Chapter 2, St. Paul

Specialty: Air Defense

Story Themes: Air Defense, Alaska, DAV, Murphy Dome, Veterans Day, Video

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