Patrick J. Hessian

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Patrick John Hessian
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Major General Patrick John Hessian
16th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
Born (1928-05-20)May 20, 1928
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Died September 8, 2007(2007-09-08) (aged 79)
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Resting Place Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.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[edit]

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

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Military offices
Preceded by
Kermit D. Johnson
Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
1979–1982
Succeeded by
Paul O. Forsberg
Preceded by
Kermit D. Johnson
Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
1982–1986
Succeeded by
Norris L. Einertson