America’s best Military Recruiter from 1969 to 1973 was SFC David Hack, USA (Ret).
Sergeant Hack served with the Big Red One in Lai Khe, Vietnam, in 1968, he was awarded the Purple Heart for combat injuries that ultimately ended his military career. He actually suffered injuries on two occasions, taking shrapnel to the leg, arm, face, back and side. He spent a full year in a U.S. Army hospital in Fort Knox and was three years on medical hold.
The Department of the Army then asked Sergeant Hack to be a Military recruiter, and he was assigned the Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, and Tallmadge, Ohio area.
He gained nationwide recognition as the top Army recruiter, and America’s best Military recruiter. His distinctive recruiting tools, which included a “Sgt. Hack Wants You” T-shirt, a custom Army jeep, and a custom-painted Corvette, helped make SFC Hack the United States’ No. 1 recruiter.
The jeep he used is on display at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, home of the 101st Airborne Division. The only other jeep ever to be enshrined in a U.S. military museum belonged to GEN George S. Patton, whose jeep is enshrined at Fort Knox.
One method he tried remains to this day, 45 years later, on display for thousands of commuters that travel daily on the Portage Trail West extension in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio. Below is a photo of the poster taken April 18th, 2014 with Sgt. David Hack at the Light Pole on the southeastern corner of Northampton and Portage Trail Roads. Working with the Bob King Sign Company of Akron Ohio, Sergeant Hack, using his own funds created a poster which he glued to this light pole in July 1970. The poster is still visible.
Sgt. Hack serves on today, participating in many Vietnam Veteran groups as well as his company, US Wings Inc. has been designated a commemorative partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
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