Phillip was the only child born to John and Lorraine Heydinger. There is only one adjective that is commonly used to refer to Phillip in all the family recollections of him - spoiled. As an only child, he was mollycoddled by both Lorraine and John. As he was always surrounded by female first cousins, it was good for him to enter military service.

This is Phillip Heydinger in his naval uniform taken sometime during WWII.


This is the military honorable discharge certificate of Phillip from the U.S. Navy, of which service he was very proud.

This is probably a picture of Phillip taken right around the time of the War.