Harry H. Heistand

Harry H. Heistand

Harry H. Heistand

Brigadier General Hiestand was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 2 June 1942, class number 13. His first duty assignment was as Company Commander, Instructor TD.C., 638th Tank Destroyer Battalion, fort Hood, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander/XO/Battalion S-3, 656, 659, 679 Tank Destroyer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion Commander, Company Commander, 129 TDRTC Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Assistant IG, 3d Armored Division, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Assistant IG, Headquarters, 8th Army and 1st Cavalry Division, Japan; Company Commander, 2d Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Company Commander, 44th Tank Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Instructor, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander, Partisan Infantry Regiment, Korea; Assistant PMS&T, Michigan State University; XO, 82d Recon Battalion, 2d Armored Division, Germany; commander, 1st Squadron, 15th Cavalry, 2d Armored Division, Germany; Executive, Directorate of Security, Mapping and Combat Intelligence, OACSI, Pentagon; Chief of Division, Scientific and Technical Division, Pentagon; Support Command, 1st Armor Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Division Chief of Staff, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Senior Advisor, 1st ARepublic of Vietnam Infantry Division, Vietnam; G-3, Allied Land Forces, Southeastern Europe, Izmir, Turkey; AD.C., 8th Infantry Division, Germany. Colonel Hiestand's awards and decorations include:  Gallantry Cross with Palm, Distinguished Service Order (2d Class), Chung My Medal (1st Class), National Order of Vietnam (5th Class), Purple Heart, Army commendation Medal, Air Medal (9 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star (V Device), Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster).

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  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1971

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00527