Hansen Bergen

Promoted to Major

Photo by Davis
CAMP CROFT, SCó Chaplain Hansen Bergen, assigned to Camp Croft's Station Hospital since July 3, 1941, was notified last Tuesday by the War Department of his promotion from rank of Captain to that of Major, Chaplain Corps, Army of the United States.

Prior to coming on duty from the chaplain reserve list, Chaplain Bergen was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Eau Claire, WI for 11 years and is currently on leave of absence from that charge. He also was a World War I chaplain and was placed on the active reserve list of the Corps in 1923.

During, his lengthy association with Camp Croft, he has become prominently identified in Spartanburg (city near Croft), through various speaking engagements at meetings of civic and luncheon organizations, besides delivering sermons in the city's First Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club, serving as a district lieutenant governor in Wisconsin upon his departure for the service; the Masonic Order, in which he is a 32nd Degree Mason; American Legion; Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and Sons of American Revolution. He and Mrs. Bergen reside in the Hillcrest section in Spartanburg.

His educational background covers schooling at Iowa State College, Ames; Huron (SD) College, and the Theology Seminary of Princeton University. 

Chaplain and Mrs. Bergen have a son, James Bergen, employed as a chemical engineer in Lancaster, PA; and two daughters, Mrs. Tracy Briggs of Chicago, whose husband is a Marine Sergeant on overseas duty, and Mrs. Ralph Blaisdell of Milwaukee, Wisconsin [**data missing**]