SGT Ronald V. Hacker

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

Killed in Action April 3, 1969



Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Apr 8, 1948
Marital Status: Married

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B40 Infantryman
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Sep 2, 1968
Casualty was on Apr 3, 1969
Body was recovered

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Ronald Hacker was killed in action while on Operation Wayne Grey, at grid reference YA816796,
during an assault on NVA positions near LZ Cider, in the Plei Trap Valley approximately
27 kilometers north of Plei Djereng airfield.




SGT Ronald V. Hacker's decorations



The citation for the award of the Silver Star Medal to Sergeant Ronald V. Hacker:


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Ronald Vention Hacker,
Sergeant, United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations against an armed hostile force
in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Hacker distinguished himself while serving as a Squad Leader with Company C,
1st Battalion, 22d Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. On 3 April 1969, the battalion was involved in counterinsurgency operations
in the Cu Don Valley complex west of Kontum City. Upon leaving their night position they were immediately taken under
heavy enemy fire. At the initial contact, four men in the point squad were wounded. Sergeant Hacker, with complete disregard
for his own safety, volunteered to lead reinforcements into the battle area. Using his own initiative, he instructed his men
to carry enough ammunition to re-supply the forward element. Then, through the effective use of tactical fire and movement,
he successfully joined the embattled point squad. Exhibiting exceptional ability and coolness while under heavy fire he then
maneuvered his men to positions from which they engaged the enemy with accurate and effective cover fire, allowing
the wounded to be evacuated from the area. Seeing one of his men wounded by the intense hostile fire, Sergeant Hacker
rushed to his side. As he attempted to carry his wounded comrade from the battle field, he himself was mortally wounded.
Sergeant Hacker's personal bravery, determination and exemplary devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions
of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.



Sgt Ronald Hacker, Republic of Vietnam, 1969


Christmas card sent home by Ronnie Hacker, 1968


Pvt Ronald Hacker


Ronnie Hacker


Ron & his Dad



Ron and Darelynn






Brookfield Cemetery
Stark County
Ohio, USA


Grave marker for Ronald V. Hacker

Photo courtesy of Gwenn Scott










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