Clarence D. (Cid) Heidel, Jr.

Category: Army ROTC Alumni Council Hall of Fame | Communities

Lieutenant Colonel Cid Heidel graduated from the University of Tennessee in December 1969 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps.

Heidel made significant contributions to the US Army Reserve (USAR) throughout his service to the 844th Engineer Battalion, the 3292 USAR School and 125th Army Command.

In 1971, Heidel was employed by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) following active Army service. He held positions at TVA in human resources and labor relations. He worked for the Office of Engineering and Construction in Knoxville. He also worked in Chattanooga with the Development and Technology and Transmission Planning and Engineering. He was a member of the National Management Association.

Heidel epitomized the motto of “no warrior left behind”. After his retirement from TVA, he turned his sights and focus on helping to bring a Veteran Nursing Home to Bradley County. He worked tirelessly to provide a home for the veterans of Bradley County. On August 21, 2019 that goal was reached at The Bradley County Tennessee State Veteran’s Home groundbreaking ceremony. For his work in establishing the veteran’s home, he was rewarded the prestigious Robert H. Miller Award on Veterans Day, November 11, 2018.

Heidel passed away in 2019.