Hackney, Hunter Frost, Col

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Service Years
1954 - 1981

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Contact Info
Home Town
Pasadena, California
Last Address
Bossier City, Louisiana

Date of Passing
Oct 17, 1999
Location of Interment
Rose-Neath Cemetery - Bossier City, Louisiana
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Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

His AF Cross citation:
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Colonel [then Major] Hunter F. Hackney (AFSN: 0-65287), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as a C-7A Aircraft Commander of the 458th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam, in action near Duc Lap Republic of Vietnam, on 25 August 1968. On that date, Major Hackney flew two drop passes delivering vitally needed ammunition through vicious concentrations of anti-aircraft and automatic weapons fire in which his aircraft sustained severe battle damage, disabling it and causing him to recover at a forward base. Realizing that the defenders of Duc Lap could not survive through the night without resupply of small arms ammunition, Major Hackney obtained a new aircraft and volunteered to reenter this hostile environment in which five other aircraft had perished. With tenacious courage, he delivered his cargo, again sustaining heavy battle damage. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of an opposing armed force, Major Hackney has reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: 25-Aug-68

Service: Air Force

Rank: Colonel

Company: 458th Tactical Airlift Squadron

Division: Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam

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Aviator (Command)

 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
  1968-1969 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of Southern CaliforniaAir War College
  1950-1954, University of Southern California
  1971-1972, Air War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
KC-97 Stratotanker  KC-135 Stratotanker  C-7 Caribou  KC-135 Stratotanker  
LGM-30F Minuteman II Missile  
  1959-1964, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1964-1968, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1968-1968, C-7 Caribou
  1969-1976, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1979-1981, LGM-30F Minuteman II Missile
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