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Orville Hengen

White Lake, SD

1936, 4726, Crow Creek, SCS-1 Truck Driver

Orville Hengen was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. Orville became a truck driver at CCC Camp Crow Creek near Chamberlain, SD. Mr. Hengen's home town was White Lake and he enrolled at Mitchell, SD. Orville Hengen's brother Elmer Hengen also served in the CCC. After his service in the CCC Orville joined the Army and was a tank driver during World War II.

Volunteers Kerry Conner and Otto Bochman from the CCC Museum of South Dakota delivered a CCC Boy pin from CCC Legacy to Orville Hengen on February 15, 2017. Orville's wife Lucille, son Robert and wife Marsha Hengen, son-in-law Bob Riggio were present. A two person team from KNBN television station captured the conversation.

CCC Boy Pin

In 2007, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Legacy was established through a merger between the Camp Roosevelt CCC Legacy Foundation and the National Association of CCC Alumni (NACCCA). The purpose of CCC Legacy is to continue the promotion of the CCC in America and pass the legacy of the CCC to following generations.

Orville and Lucille Hengen will be celebrating their 76th Wedding Anniversary in March of this year.

Orville and Lucille HengenOrville and Lucille Hengen - 75th Anniversary Photo

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