Floyd L. Heckard

HECKARD,FLOYD
Floyd L. Heckard

Floyd L. Heckard

Colonel Floyd L. Heckard was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 15 August 1944. His first duty assignment was as an Platoon Leader, 341st Infantry Division. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Executive Officer, Company Commander, 341st Infantry Division; Regiment Chaplain, 164th Infantry; Chaplain/Regiment Chaplain, 578th Engineer Battalion, South Carolina; Chaplain, Combat Command A, 3d Armored Division, Fort Knox, Kentucky and United States Army Europe; Chaplain, Patrick Henry Village Chapel, Heidelberg, Germany; Deputy Center Chaplain, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C; Division Chaplain, USARPAC, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam; served again as Center Chaplain, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Media (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1973

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00630