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Patrick John Hessian
Major General Patrick John Hessian
16th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
Born (1928-05-20)May 20, 1928
Died September 8, 2007(2007-09-08) (aged 79)
Place of birth Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Place of death Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Resting Place Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1958–1986
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held U.S. Army Chaplain Corps
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Soldier's Medal ribbon.svg Soldier's Medal
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Purple Heart BAR.svg Purple Heart

Chaplain (Major General) Patrick John Hessian, USA (May 20, 1928 – September 8, 2007) was an American Army officer who served as the 16th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army from 1982 to 1986.[1]

Awards and decorations

Soldier's Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Vietnam Campaign Medal


Further reading

Military offices
Preceded by
Kermit D. Johnson
Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
Succeeded by
Paul O. Forsberg
Preceded by
Kermit D. Johnson
Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
Succeeded by
Norris L. Einertson

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