Pvt. Heydenburg successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego, as part of the 1st Battalion, platoon 1063. While in basic training, Pvt. Heydenburg scored as a sharpshooter on the rifle range.
He is the son of Steven and Melinda Heydenburg, and a 2012 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, where he was an honor roll student.