Norman F. Hess Jr.

Norman F. Hess Jr.

Man in military uniform

At right, Norman F. Hess Jr., 92, private first class in the Military Police, U.S. Army, in the Philippines/Korea. Hess graduated from Penn State with a chemical engineering degree, attending the University Park campus. At left is a photo showing Hess patrolling in his jeep in Pusan, South Korea. Hess served during World War II in the Pacific Theater. “I enjoyed the time serving my country," said Hess. "I was fortunate to be given the freedom to patrol where I wanted. The recent photo shows Hess at Beaver Stadium with two of his sons. Hess had season tickets for many years and attended games with his wife, children and grandchildren. He still watches every game on TV, said his children, who added that he also inspired a total of eight of his children/grandchildren to become Penn State graduates!

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