Hackler, Thomas M., Sr., 1SG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
13Z-Field Artillery Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1983-1984, 11Z50, 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
Service Years
1964 - 1984
Foreign Language(s)
Vietnamese

First Sergeant


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Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1945
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MAJ Mark E Cooper to remember Hackler, Thomas M., Sr. (Hack-Attack), 1SG USA(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Athens
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 26, 2011
 
Location of Interment
Fairview Memorial Gardens - Stockbridge, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Post-2007) Career Counselor US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

French Fourragere US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) I Corps


 Unofficial Badges 

Combat Advisor Recon Artillery Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal




 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of the Vietnam WarN/APost 5146, Mc Minn County Memorial PostAmerican Legion
TWS Honor Roll
  1984, Veterans of the Vietnam War [Verified]
  2004, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5146, Mc Minn County Memorial Post (National President) (Athens, Tennessee) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2017, TWS Honor Roll


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Working with "Together We Served" Military Site.

Thomas M. Hackler Sr., 66, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was born on April 10, 1945, in Sparta, Tennessee the son of the late Charlie M. and Francis E. (Revell) Hackler. He married the former Cheryl Gardner on June 6, 1966, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter and son in law: Vielka and Jerry Wilcox of Minneapolis, Minnesota, two sons and a daughter in law: Thomas and Tina Hackler Jr. of East Alton, Illinois, David Hackler and his partner: Mike Volkenant of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, six grandchildren: Luke and Katrina Schlusser, Lori Jo, Mary, Tommy, and Ben Hackler, one great granddaughter: Ella, one sister and brother in law: Amy and Ricky Puckett of Jonesboro, Georgia, one brother: Joe Hackler of Athens, Tennessee.
 

He retired from the United States Army after serving for 20 years. He served three tours in Germany and two tours in Vietnam earning a Silver Star and three Bronze Stars. He taught JROTC at Cretin High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was a member of the Bethalto American Legion Post #214 and the Wood River VFW Post #2859. He was the Memorial Team Leader and the Historian specializing in Vietnam era profiles for togetherweserved.com.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Patsy, Betty Jean, Helen, four brothers: Calvin, Buford, Chuck, and Randy. 
 

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be from 12pm until time of memorial services at 2pm on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Full military honors will be conducted by the Ritual Team of VFW Post 1308 of Alton.
 

Memorials are suggested to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home. All memorials that are accepted will be given to togetherweserved.com in remembrance of him. Memorials in his name may be mailed to Pitchford Funeral Home, P.O. Box 626, Wood River, Illinois 62095.

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Other Comments:
I was in the Infantry For 17 years and went to the Artillery as a 13F40
and made 1SG. Two tours in Viet Nam.
Mac- V Team 99 '' 25 th ARVN Recon

operations (ones I Know of). Ben Luc, Luong- Hoa, Duc. - Hoa, Chi,Tan My, Tay Ninh, Doc Hoa 3d Corp , Chu Chi, and Dong Ha (DMZ) Quang Tri
Laos Border, Rubber Plantation
Hill 151 (LZ Chloe)

23d Americal E Co. 2d Bn 1st Inf. 196th LIB. / 11th LIB DMZ to Da Nang
EOD School 23d Americal Div. 120 hours
Vietnamese language School Ft Bliss TX.
First Sergeant School Ft Bliss TX. Class 5-83


I have had a very Good Life. (Not done yet). The Best of my Life was being Military
working with good Troopers and having good Leadership that
maded me Strong. People I will never forget.
I Salute you and say ''Thank you. Job well DONE.
   
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1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division Mechanized

Johnson, Ron, SGT, (1967-1969) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Lorenzo, Robert, SGT, (1967-1970) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Harper, George Dale, PFC, (1967-1970) IN 11C20 Private First Class
Jennings, William Clarence, SFC, (1950-1971) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
Kohmetscher, Lyle, SSG, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Bradley, Stanley Thomas, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Bryant, Billy Joe, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 111.0 Sergeant
Cleland, Ronald, SGT, (1969-1970) IN 11F10 Sergeant
Decker, William, SGT, (1968-1970) IN 111.6 Sergeant
Drews, Richard, SGT, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Glass, Carl, SGT, (1968-1971) IN 11B30 Sergeant
Jennings, Harold, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Kalch, Mark, SSG, (1969-1978) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Prince, Joe, SGT, (1968-1970) IN 11B20 Sergeant
Prince, Joe, SGT, (1968-1970) IN 11B30 Sergeant
Sanford, Robert, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11F40 Sergeant
Schooley, James Daniel, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11B20 Sergeant
Skelly, Thomas, SGT, (1968-1970) IN 11B30 Sergeant
Swanson, J. Todd, SGT, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Vandergriff, Robert Eugene, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Velasquez, Julian Victor, SGT, (1963-1969) IN 11B40 Sergeant
Wahl, Johnnie Mitchell, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Warner, Larry, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Workman, Lionel, SGT, (1963-1969) IN 11C40 Sergeant
Zaczek, Frank, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B40 Sergeant
Fannin, George, CPL, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Corporal
Blaney, Donald, SP 5, (1967-1973) IN 11B10 Specialist 5
Anglin, Robert Lee, SP 4, (1968-1969) IN 11B20 Specialist 4
Apellido, Raymond Hugh, SP 4, (1969-1970) IN 11B20 Specialist 4
Brown, Herman Frank, SP 4, (1963-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Brown, Melvin, SGT, (1967-1970) IN 111.10 Specialist 4
Caswell, Kenneth Lee, SP 4, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Collins, Donald Clifton, SP 4, (1969-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Dlugokenski, Robert, SP 4, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Froh, Gerard, SP 4, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Gruber, Steve, SP 4, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Hornish, Danny, SP 4, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Landrum, Thomas William, SP 4, (1968-1969) IN 11B20 Specialist 4
Oliver, Jerry, SP 4, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Pearson, Willis, SP 4, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Pederson, Joseph, SP 4, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Purnell, Nathaniel, SP 4, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Schacht, Terry, SP 4, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Snyder, James, SP 4, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Stefanich, Nicholas Charles, SP 4, (1969-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Sullo, Frank, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Taneski, Bruce, SP 4, (1969-1972) IN 11F10 Specialist 4
Taylor, David, SSG, (1969-1975) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Van Winkle, Harold J., SP 4, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Visser, James, SP 4, (1969-1971) IN 11F10 Specialist 4
Voci, Robert, SP 4, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Walerzak, William Thomas, SP 4, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Warnock, William, SP 4, (1969-1972) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Williams, James Thomas, SP 4, (1970-1971) IN 11B20 Specialist 4
Worl, Leslie Wayne, SP 4, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Young, James, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Ivy, Leonard Clarence, PFC, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Vann, Carl Reginald, PFC, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Wiggins, Vernon Mikell, PFC, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Private First Class

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