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Edward Paul 'Ed' Hiemstra

 

Ed Hiemstra

Date of Birth: March 8, 1920, in Columbus, Montana

Date of Death: August 28, 2012, in Bozeman, Montana (92 years old)

Source:

Tri-City Herald - Published 09/12/12

He was drafted into the United States Army Air Corps in 1943.

Did you know?

Sterling College welcomed him to their athletic program where he excelled in

football, basketball, baseball and track. His performance in the Kansas All-Star

game brought him a contract to play for the New York Giants in 1942. He was a

stellar rookie and planned on a long career in pro ball, but Uncle Sam had other plans.

He was drafted into the Army Air Corp in 1943, where he directed physical training

programs and coached the Troop Carrier football team in 1945.

 

Teams:

1942 New York Giants (NFL)

College:

Sterling College (KS)