Thaddeus F. Malanowski

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Thaddeus F. Malanowski
Born (1922-11-30) November 30, 1922 (age 94)
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Brigadier general
Commands held Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army

Thaddeus F. Malanowski (born November 30, 1922) is a former Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army. He was the first Catholic priest and the first Polish-American to be in this position.[1][2]

A native of Stamford, Connecticut, Malanowski is an ordained Roman Catholic priest.[3] In 1973, he was given the title of Monsignor by Pope Paul VI. He was a close friend of Elvis Presley.[4]

See his biography "Sacrifice for God and Country" [Large Print] [Paperback] available on Publication Date: August 31, 2011. 100% of the royalties from this book will be given to the Haitian Health Foundation and the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network.


Malanowski was commissioned an officer in the United States Army in 1949. From 1951 to 1954, he served with NATO as a member of the 43rd Infantry Division. Other assignments he was given include serving at Headquarters, United States Army Europe before he was named Deputy Chief of Chaplains with the rank of Brigadier General. He held this position until his retirement in 1978.

Awards he has received include the Legion of Merit, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.


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  2. ^ Who's who in Polish America. Bicentennial Publishing Corporation. 1996. 
  3. ^ "U. S. Army Brigadier General Msgr. Malanowski awarded 2003 Orchard Lake Fidelitas Medal". Orchard Lake Good News. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Greenwich Old Timer's Bios". Greenwich Time. Retrieved 2011-10-02.