Joseph Francis Hession Jr.

Korean War
Service #11190712
RankPrivate First Class U.S. Army
Date of DeathMarch 5 1951
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private First Class Hession was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
Private First Class Hession was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. On December 1, 1950, he was seriously wounded in North Korea and evacuated to the United States. He developed Hepatitis and died at the Valley Forge Army Hospital, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on March 5, 1951.