Hackler, Thomas M., Sr., 1SG

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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, 11Z, 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
Service Years
1964 - 1984
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First Sergeant

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Four Overseas Service Bars

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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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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Dec 26, 2011
Location of Interment
Fairview Memorial Gardens - Stockbridge, Georgia
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 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

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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.


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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   1971-1972, 11C20, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC

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196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
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243 Members Also There at Same Time

Blosser, Robert Keith, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Wright, Jim, SSG, (1963-1985) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Anders, Terry, SP 4, (1969-1971) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Howard, Douglas Allen, SP 4, (1971-1972) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Jordan, Terry, SP 4, (1971-1972) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Jordan, Terry, SP 4, (1971-1972) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
McGuire, Dennis, SP 4, (1971-1972) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Robinson, Fred, SP 4, (1971-1973) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Shepherd, Andrew, SP 4, (1971-1972) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Brown, Jimmie, SFC, (1957-1977) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Benton, Arnold Ray, SSG, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Brady, Anthony, SSG, (1969-1972) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Delzell, Bob, SSG, (1968-1972) IN 11B40 Staff Sergeant
Fernandes, Art, SSG, (1957-1980) IN 11B20 Staff Sergeant
Vennik, Robert Nicholas, SSG, (1965-1971) IN 11B40 Staff Sergeant
Adair, Kenneth, SGT, (1965-1974) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Atherton, Gary, SGT, (1970-1972) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Bayne, Michael John, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Campbell, Donald, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Chavis, Randy, SGT, (1969-1972) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Cutts, Donald, SFC, (1970-2012) IN 11B20 Sergeant
Ferguson, Anthony, MSG, (1970-2004) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Flores, Virgilio, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Freeman, Frank, SGT, (1969-1970) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Goodie, Joseph, SGT, (1970-1973) IN 111.0 Sergeant
Hall, Michael, SGT, (1971-1972) IN 11F10 Sergeant
Hendrick, Jim, SGT, (1971-1972) IN 111.6 Sergeant
Hettinger, James, SGT, (1970-1972) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Hoffman, John Paul, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Humes, Greg, SGT, (1970-1972) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Jones, Kenneth, SGT, (1970-1972) IN 111.0 Sergeant
Keeney, William G., SGT, (1967-1974) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Linnenkamp, John, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
McKee, Larry William, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Reed, William Elbert, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Ripley, Frank, SGT, (1969-1972) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Ritsema, Warren Peter, SSG, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Ruggiero, Richard, SGT, (1970-1972) IN 111.6 Sergeant
Runyan, Dave, SGT, (1971-1973) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Saas, Stan, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Santos, Enrique Rosario, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Seloover, Tim, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11C10 Sergeant
Snowden, Thomas Edward, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Stoeckel, Dale, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Whaley, William, SGT, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Woodard, Donnie, SGT, (1969-1972) IN 11B30 Sergeant
Holloway, Michael Scott, CPL, (1970-1971) IN 111.1 Corporal
Knoblock, Glen Lester, CPL, (1969-1970) IN 11B10 Corporal
Kramer, Kevin Clinton, CPL, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Corporal
Lewis, Gary, CPL, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Corporal
Piper, Robert Anthony, CPL, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Corporal
Saxon, Johnny Max, CPL, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Corporal
Waller, Harold Dean, CPL, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Corporal
Ballard, David, SFC, (1971-1992) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Carpenter, Bruce, SP 4, (1969-1973) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Cimicata, Mike, SGT, (1969-1972) IN 111.6 Specialist 4
Davies, Stephen George, SP 4, (1970-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Davis, Clyde, SP 4, (1970-1971) IN 11B20 Specialist 4
Dicker, James, SP 4, (1969-1971) IN 111.0 Specialist 4

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