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Military Awards

 

ENTITLEMENTS OF COL. DAVID H. HACKWORTH
(U.S. ARMY, RETIRED)

AWARDS & DECORATIONS
COLONEL DAVID H. HACKWORTH
(U.S. ARMY, RETIRED)


Individual Decorations & Service Medals:

  • Distinguished Service Cross (with one Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Silver Star (with nine Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Legion of Merit (with three Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Bronze Star Medal (with "V" Device & seven Oak Leaf Clusters)(Seven of the awards for heroism)
  • Purple Heart (with seven Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Air Medal (with "V" Device & Numeral 34)(One for heroism and 33 for aerial achievement)
  • Army Commendation Medal (w/ "V" Device & 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • World War II Victory Medal
  • Army of Occupation Medal (with Germany and Japan Clasps)
  • National Defense Service Medal (with one Bronze Service Star)
  • Korean Service Medal (with Service Stars for eight campaigns)
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal (2 Silver Service Stars = 10 campaigns)
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Unit Awards:

  • Presidential Unit Citation
  • Valorous Unit Award (with one Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation

Badges & Tabs:

  • Combat Infantryman Badge (w/ one Star; representing 2 awards)
  • Master Parachutist Badge
  • Army General Staff Identification Badge

Foreign Awards:

  • United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device (1960)
  • Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (with two Gold Stars)
  • Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (with two Silver Stars)
  • Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal (1st Class)
  • Vietnam Staff Service Medal (1st Class)
  • Vietnam Army Distinguished Service Order, 2d Class
  • Vietnam Parachutist Badge (Master Level)
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
  • Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation
  • Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (with three Palm oak leaf clusters)
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, First Class Unit Citation (with one Palm oak leaf cluster)

World War II Merchant Marine Awards:

  • Pacific War Zone Bar
  • Victory Medal

Note: As per a Department of the Army audit conducted by COL Pam Mitchell, Chief Personnel ServiceSupport Division on May 6 1999.




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