Brigadier General James Franklin "Frank" Hennessee

Brigadier General James Franklin "Frank" Hennessee

Male 1943 - 2020  (77 years)

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  • Name James Franklin "Frank" Hennessee 
    Title Brigadier General 
    Nickname Frank 
    Born 31 Jan 1943  McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 18 Aug 1965  West Point Academy, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation US Army Brigadier General, Retired  [1
    Residence Address:
    Frank Hennessee
    410.212.0304
    jfhennessee@gmail.com 
    Died 2 Jun 2020  Annapolis, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I381  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 

    Father James Eugene "Jack" Hennessee,   b. 10 Jul 1917, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 2011, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Frankie Irene Williams,   b. 10 Oct 1917, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 2005, River Park Hospital, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1941  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carol Camiele "Cam" Maertens 
    Children 
     1. Rachel Elizabeth Hennessee
     2. James Marcus "Marc" Hennessee
     3. Jonathan Joseph "Jon" Hennessee
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F1306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jan 1943 - McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 18 Aug 1965 - West Point Academy, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jun 2020 - Annapolis, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Franklin Hennessee, Brigadier General, (1943-2020)
    James Franklin Hennessee, Brigadier General, (1943-2020)

  • Notes 
    • Brigadier General (Ret) J.F. Hennessee ("Frank"), 77, passed away June 2, 2020 in his Heritage Harbor home with his wife, Cam, at his side. Frank (West Point '65) was a decorated veteran who served for 33 years in the U.S. Army. Frank, the only child of Jack and Frankie Hennessee, was born on January 31, 1943 in McMinnville, TN where he went on to captain his high school football and basketball teams and graduate as class valedictorian. As a cadet, Frank marched at President Kennedy's funeral, was recognized for outstanding leadership and met Carol Cameille Maertens ("Cam") whom he wed in December 1965. Frank would go on to serve with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam where he earned the Silver Star and a Bronze Star. During his time in the Army, Frank served in command positions in the 82nd Airborne Division, 4th Infantry Division, the Berlin Brigade, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the 10th Infantry Division. He also held key staff positions in the Pentagon, CENTCOM, USAEURER and TRADOC. Frank's most prized military achievement was the respect, appreciation and high performance of his soldiers. After retiring from the Army, Frank continued to serve his country with executive positions at the Old Soldiers Home and the Army Distaff Foundation (Knollwood) in Washington, D.C. Frank enjoyed playing sports, watching sports and dancing with Cam. Frank and Cam made Annapolis their home for the past twenty years. He is survived by his three children, Rachael, Marc and Jon and four grandsons Cormac, Konnor, Ryan and Jack. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. There will be a social distanced, drive up visitation on June 6 from 9am-11am at Lasting Tributes in Annapolis. A military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a date to be determined. Online condolences may be made at www.LastingTributesFuneralCare.com

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      Published in The Capital Gazette on Jun. 5, 2020.

      end of this obituary [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S53283] Frank Hennessee | Telephone Interview | 6 Feb 2014 | 410.212.0304 | jfhennessee@gmail.com.

    2. [S15170] "BG James Franklin "Frank" Hennessee",Obituary, June 2nd, Published in The Capital Gazette on Jun. 5, 2020, https://www.

    3. [S6658] "Warren County,TN Marriages: 1900-1950", transcribed & compiled by A.C.Hillis, p. 383 (Reliability: 3).