|Death: ||Sep. 13, 1944|
Departement des Hauts-de-Seine
Capt. Edward John Hackett was assigned as a Troop Squadron Surgeon, in the 87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, (Mechanized), 7th Armored Division.
He received posthumusly the Distinguished Service Cross for action near Gravelotte, France. He died of his wounds in the Aid station near Malmaison, France.
The following is taken from the 7th Armored Division web site.
ETOUSA General Order No. 22, dated 1945
Text not yet obtained
Account from newspaper article at posthumous award of DSC to his 7-year-old daughter
The citation that accompanied the award stated that Capt. Hackett sacrificed his life northeast of Malmaison, France, on Sept. 13, 1944, in an effort to reach the side of a wounded man. Capt. Hackett is described as having gone forward in a dense woods 'voluntarily beyond the assault line of our own troops to within 10 or 15 yards of dug in enemy infantry to determine the condition of a man already believed to be dead. Despite the caution of his troop commander not to do so he went forth unhesitatingly to determine the condition of the casualty and remained there alone even after being fired on by the enemy."
Note: Entered the service from New Jersey.
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Moselle
Maintained by: Son of the 7th
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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