Sgt. Hack and the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration


Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration
at the Piston Powered Autorama in Cleveland OH. 

The I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama will celebrate the 50th Annual show in Cleveland OH at the I-X Center on March 18 – 20, 2016 and will team with the Medina VFW 5137, local Veteran Organizations and three Chapters of Rolling Thunder to create a program that will comport with the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. US Wings has donated 10,000 copies of The Life Of A Warrior* (an inspiring book based on the life of US Wings CEO SFC David Hack) to the event, which will be distributed free to attendees. US Wings is proud to be an Official Commemorative Partner of the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration.

The commemorative programs will include activities and ceremonies to achieve the following objectives:

  • To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war, or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.
  • To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
  • To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.
  • To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.
  • To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

For more information and for ticket pricing, please call 216-265-7223 (RACE) or visit

*The Life Of A Warrior has received glowing reviews; check ’em out here!


Sgt. Hack and the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War

Sgt. Hack and US Wings are ardent supports of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.  Appointed a Partner by the 50th Anniversary Commission, Sgt. Hack  has provided The Life of A Warrior, his book about his life and experiences in Vietnam free to Veterans Hospitals, VFW’s, American Legions, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters and many others.
Vietnam had a profound experience on Sgt. Hack.  Wounded twice, the second time severely, Sgt Hack spent over a year at Ireland Army Hospital at Ft. Knox Kentucky.  He feels this time spent with his fellow wounded veterans helped him transition from combat back to the world.  The Life of a Warrior recounts his time spent in Vietnam in 1968 from his arrival in March until his medical evacuation in September.
The Life of a Warrior is in its 9th printing and has been given out to over 100,000 people around the world.
 After serving several months as a Career Counselor, he was selected to be the NCOIC of Protocol for Major General Keith Ware, acting as his bodyguard.

Ordered by a young Lieutenant September 13th, 1968 not to accompany General Ware and instead travel overland via convoy, Sgt. Hack was ambushed by the Viet Cong and severely wounded.   A rocket-propelled grenade destroyed General Ware’s helicopter while in flight saving Sarge’s life.  Sgt. Hack was the only survivor of the ambush of his company.

To this day, Sgt. Hack has been involved in helping veterans in a multitude of causes and events.
 Most recently, partnering with the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War to promote awareness of the 58,220 Heroes who gave all, and the millions of surviving solders who have never been recognized for their sacrifices.

Check out Sgt. Hack’s newest blog here!