Robert Debs Heinl Jr.

A native of Washington, D.C., and a fire buff of long standing, Colonel HeM witnessed the fire at the White House in 1929, when he was thirteen years old. After twenty-seven years in the Marine Corps, he retired in 1964 to become an author and lecturer and is currently defense correspondent of the Detroit News . Colonel Heinl’s Victory at High Tide: the Inchon-Seoul Campaign (Lippmcott, 1968) won the Navy League’s Alfred Thayer Mahan Award in 1968.

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