James Callahan Hefti, Sr. – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Charleston, South Carolina — Lieutenant Colonel James Callahan Hefti Sr., 80, of Charleston, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000.

A graduate of St. Lawrence University, he was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. He also served as ROTC commander at Middleburg College in Vermont.

He was a former member of the Washington Redskins and of the NFL Alumni Association.

Surviving are his children, Julia Hartmann of Creve Coeur, Missouri, Joanne Soukup of Holland, Michigan, Barbara Arbuckle of Breckenridge, Colo., Jeannie Fanjoy of Charleston, James Hefti Jr. of Ballston Spa, New York; 13 grandchildren; sister, Shirley Hefti of Tarrytown, New York; brothers, Julius Hefti Jr., of Watertown, New York, John Hefti of Del Ray Beach, Florida, Robert Hefti of Scarsdale, New York, and Paul Hefti of Tarpon Springs, Florida.

His wife, Sally, preceded him in death.

Services will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary Hefti Scholarship Fund, c/o Franklin Academy, 174 Finney Blvd., Malone, New York 12953.

Additional Information From James C. Hefti, Jr.

Buried 30 October 2000
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Airborne, Special Forces, Ranger
World War II veteran od D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the Korean War, Lebonon crisis, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam. Commander of the Special Forces Detachment at President Kennedy's funeral. Played 3 years Washington Redskins.

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