The Life of A Warrior has been given free to over 100,000 people and is in its tenth printing. Sgt. David Hack receives daily comments from people all over the United States about The Life of a Warrior. Here are some recent comments:
I just ordered Tee Shirts from your Company and was very impressed with the quality and value. With my order I received a copy of your book.
I was stationed with the US Army Mortuary (Tan Son Nhut) from March 68 – March 69, with a TDY stint at the Mortuary in Da Nang.
I remember processing a General and his dog from the 1st Inf. Div. after his CC helicopter was shot down. George Fox ran the collecting point For the 1st Inf. Div.
Thank You for your service, be proud for all the challenges you have faced and overcome.
Sgt Ron R.
U. S Army Mortuary Ton Son Nhut
This book shows a man who had a lot of bad hands dealt him and he kept picking himself up and going. He never gave up, a lot of bad times, but some how GOD helped him keep moving forward. Shows, the cards you are dealt are not always good ones, but don’t give up. I can speak from first hand, “Rocket City” (Lai Khe) was no picnic place to be let alone be with the “Big Red 1”.
God Bless you Sgt. Hack.
173rd. AHC, (Robin Hoods) 68-69
SSG Donald M.
I received a copy of the book “The Life of a Warrior” when my wife and I drove to Hudson, Ohio to purchase one of the jackets. At that time, I did not know who was the owner of U.S. Wings and simply set the book aside to be looked at on a future date.
While researching the site for a sizing chart, I discovered that the company was owned by Sgt Hack. I grew up in the area. Munroe Falls,Stow and Cuyahoga Falls and heard the name “Sgt. Hack used”. I also heard about Sgt. Hack from a family member that had contact with him, that was back in the late 1970’s.
I needed to relay the above background information to put into context the rest of my review.
I actually opened up the PDF version of the book and printed it off not remembering that I had received a bound copy of the book at the store. Just one of those well “duh” moments for me, but does let folks know that they can download the book to their computer and read and/or print it off on paper copy.
On to the review.
The book has filled in the missing pieces about Sgt Hack that I did not know. My impression of Sgt Hack has been greatly expanded AND CHANGED due to the book.
I too have overcome an injury, as I was hurt in High School and I know how difficult it is to work through these life changing events. My family has also shared some of the humble beginnings and I can completely relate how it molds one’s character, for good or bad.
My respect for the sacrifices that Sgt Hack did for our country, for his family and for himself grew as I read the book. We all need to know the back story behind the man. I greatly respect him (now that I know the backstory) for not allowing life’s experiences to push him to (Star War’s cliche NOT intended) the dark side of life.
I also (now that I know) greatly respect him for volunteering to put himself into the same “harm’s way” that he was recruiting young men into. That is the mark of a man of integrity, so much of which is lacking in today’s so-called leaders. (read the book to find out how…)
I suggest everyone read the book and understand how Sgt Hack’s life mirrors so many of our returning veterans. Wounded, physically and spiritually, but still maintaining the perseverance to continue to forge ahead. He can set a shining example for others on how to overcome their own issues !!!!
From a pure literary perspective, the book was short and to the point. The information was presented in a way that I read through the book completely (granted it is not very long, which is the only shortcoming). I feel Sgt Hack’s story could be expanded a bit without hurting the intention behind the book.
How cool is it, that the act of buying a jacket can loop a person (me, after all this time from first hearing the name Sgt Hack) back into the sphere of influence of another (Sgt Hack) so that I could have the opportunity to know the real story………
Best Regards to Sgt Hack,
I did not serve with SFC Hack in Vietnam. I did serve with him in the Cleveland, OH Recruiting Main Station when I was a Unit of Choice Recruiter for the 101st Airborne Division. He was, without question, the most dynamic, personable, motivated Army Recruiter I have ever had the pleasure of serving with. He singlehandedly was responsible for the entry onto active duty to the 101st Abn Div more recruits than the rest of the RMS combined. We worked together to set up parachute demonstrations, Helicopter Rappelling demonstrations and for the lack of a better term – meet and greets with all of the high schools in the area. He taught me more about how to motivate people than all the other schools, classes, people in my life.
I purchased my first jacket – an A-2 in 1994. I was pleased to find the owner of the company, US Wings was none other than my old friend SFC David Hack. I knew he had retired from the Army and was a Chief of Police in the town they lived in, I had no idea that he and Lannie had started one of the very first internet sales companies on the planet.
I consider David one of my oldest friends. We can go several years with no contact and start again without missing a beat. Good book, that accurately portrays what we went through in the RVN.
Thank you David for finally writing the book!!