Paul G. Yessler – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Paul G. Yessler, 75, who retired as a colonel and chief of psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1967 and remained in private practice in Washington for more than 30 years, died September 8, 1998 at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland. He had pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Yessler joined the Army in 1944 and later served in Korea, Japan, Hawaii and Vietnam. He taught psychiatry at a medical college in Seoul and at George Washington University and at the Uniformed Services University.

Dr. Yessler was a native of Lancaster, Pa., and a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Pennsylvania medical school.

He was president of the Washington chapter of the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the Washington Psychiatric Society, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute, Phi Beta Kappa, Mensa and Potomac Valley Skiers. His honors included a Bronze Star.

Survivors include his wife, Kaye Yessler of Silver Spring; four children, Wayne Yessler of Burke, Paul Yessler Jr. of Bethesda, Robert Yessler of Hughesville, and Deborah Spain of Centerville, Va.; and five grandchildren.


On Tuesday, September 8, 1998, PAUL GEORGE YESSLER, M.D., of Silver Spring, MD, beloved husband of Kaye Yessler; father of Wayne, Paul and Robert Yessler and Deborah Spain. Also survived by five grandchildren. Funeral service at Arlington Memorial Chapel, Ft. Myer, VA on Friday, September 18, 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.

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