Veteran's History Project
Harvey M. Reiger, Colonel, US Air Force, 1954 – 1988, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross
July 6, 2017
The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Harvey M. Reiger, Colonel Reiger, Harvey, was an exceptionally bright young man from the time he entered this world until now. By age fifteen, he had a college degree. When he was sixteen, he called on a recruiter's office inquiring about the opportunities the US Air Force had for him.
The recruiter in New York City was somewhat incredulous when...