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, 11Z50, 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

 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.


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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   1970-1970, 11H10, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC

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Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
My Brother Charlie M. Hackler

Other Memories
Fire Direction Chief....I was assigned to HHC, 1st Battalion, 508th, 82nd Airborne with the 106 Recoilless Rifle Section as the Section Sergeant.

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97 Members Also There at Same Time

Jones, James JD, CSM, (1969-1991) IN 00Z Command Sergeant Major
Williams, Thomas, SFC, (1961-2009) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Bowman, Tony, SSG, (1969-1975) IN 11B20 Staff Sergeant
McGlasson, Donald, CSM, (1970-Present) IN 11C10 Staff Sergeant
Thacker, Robert, SSG, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Cintron, George, SGT, (1966-1970) IN 11B20 Sergeant
Goodson, Isaac, SGT, (1968-1970) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Hernandez, Pascual, SGT, (1967-1970) IN 111.0 Sergeant
Ince Sr, Reinaldo G, 1SG, (1969-1991) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Miller, Larry, SGT, (1967-1970) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Peters, Donald, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B50 Sergeant
Pitts, David, SGT, (1968-1970) IN 11B20 Sergeant
Ward, Harry, SGT, (1968-1970) IN 111.6 Sergeant
Works, James, SGT, (1967-1978) IN 11B20 Sergeant
Ward, Harry, SP 5, (1968-1970) IN 11B20 Specialist 5
Brown, Robert, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B20 Specialist 4
Gilreath, Bill, SP 4, (1970-1973) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Gray, Johnnie, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Haid, Hervert C, SP 4, (1967-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Lane, Ron, SP 4, (1969-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Martin, Gilbert, SP 4, (1967-1970) IN 11B20 Specialist 4
Mckenzie, Mark, SP 4, (1969-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Patrick, John, SP 4, (1970-1971) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Perkins, Donald Robert, SGT, (1969-1970) IN 11B40 Specialist 4
Simpson, Aubrey, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Simpson, Aubrey, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B30 Specialist 4
Sorensen, Chuck, SP 4, (1968-1974) IN 111.1 Specialist 4
Blanchard, George Samuel, GEN, (1944-1979) USA 00GC Major General
Deane, John Russell, GEN, (1937-1977) IN 31542 Major General
Emerson, Henry Everett (Hank), LTG, (1947-1977) USA 00GD Brigadier General
Baker, Wilson, LTC, (1970-1970) AD 1174 Lieutenant Colonel
Griffin, Len, CPT, (1967-1971) FA 1193 Captain
Homoki, Stephen A., CPT, (1966-1972) IN 1542 Captain
Mancuso, Jack, CPT, (1966-1972) IN 1542 Captain
Petrashune, Michael James, 1LT, (1969-1970) IN 11A Second Lieutenant
Wolpert, Stan, CW2, (1969-1977) AV 68B Chief Warrant Officer 2
Lamm, James, SGM, (1959-1982) CM 54E10 Sergeant Major
Rodgers, Walter, MSG, (1965-1991) MP 95B-V5 Master Sergeant
Grant, Charles, SSG, (1968-1992) MI 96R Staff Sergeant
Budmark, Anthony, SSG, (1967-1970) TC 64C10 Sergeant
Carson, Donald, SGT, (1967-1970) MP 95B Sergeant
Greene, Ken, SP 4, (1970-1973) FA 13C Sergeant
Rutherford, Preston, SGT, (1969-2008) EN 21B Sergeant
Sonnenberg, Arthur, SGT, (1970-2006) FA 13B10 Sergeant
Beitnes, Brian, SP 5, (1969-1972) EN 62F20 Specialist 5
Butler, Raymond, SP 5, (1968-1971) SC 31G Specialist 5
Chavez, Dave, SP 5, (1969-1971) AG 71H10 Specialist 5
Clarke, Mike, SP 5, (1968-1971) AV 68M Specialist 5
Cornish, Richard, SP 5, (1964-1972) SC 05B Specialist 5
Cosmo, Mike (Doc), SSG, (1967-1970) MD 91B10 Specialist 5
Cosmo, Mike (Doc), SSG, (1967-1970) MD 91B10 Specialist 5
Dorais, Vic, SP 5, (1965-1979) EN 62E10 Specialist 5
Grubbs, James, SP 5, (1967-1970) MD 91A Specialist 5
Harris, Terry, SP 5, (1970-1973) AG 71H10 Specialist 5
Mathis, David, SP 5, (1967-1971) MI 96B Specialist 5
Orcutt, John, SP 5, (1966-1975) AG 71L10 Specialist 5
Riopelle, Russell, SP 5, (1968-1971) AG 71B10 Specialist 5
Wooten, Michael, SP 5, (1969-1971) FA 82C10 Specialist 5
Bohannon, Robert, SP 4, (1968-1972) QM 43E Specialist 4

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