Healy, one of eight children of Irish immigrants Hannah and John Healy, was
born on April 29, 1912, in
Having served as a dog driver on the Second Byrd Expedition, Healy was valued for his experience and proven abilities and was accepted as a dog driver on the USASE. Healy and Lytton Musselman were members of the Southeastern-Eternity Range Survey trail party, led by J. Glenn Dyer. The trail party departed East Base with Finn Ronne and Carl Eklund on November 6, 1940, separated from Ronne and Eklund on November 21, and proceeded on their expedition until their return to East Base on December 11.
his return to the
his separation from the military Healy returned to
Geographical Feature: Cape Healy
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