|Don G. Hackman|
|Died||December 20, 1944(aged 22-23)|
|Place of birth||Colorado|
|Place of death||near Bastogne, Belgium|
|Place of burial||Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Rank||Private First Class|
|Unit||Company D, 2nd Battalion, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross|
Don G. Hackman (1921 in Colorado - Killed in action 20 December 1944 near Bastogne, Belgium) was a American Private First Class in the United States Army during World War II. He also was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross which was awarded for having distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy in circumstances which do not justify the award of the Medal of Honor.
Awards & Decorations[edit | edit source]
- Combat Infantryman Badge
- Distinguished Service Cross in 1945 (posthumously) as Private First Class in Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
- Purple Heart
- American Campaign Medal
- World War II Victory Medal
Distinguished Service Cross synopsis[edit | edit source]
Private First Class Don G. Hackman (ASN: 6291244), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1944. Private First Class Hackman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- "Don G. Hackman". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=31211. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
- Fields of Honor Website
- Honor States
- American Battle Monuments Commission