Greene County

Pfc. George Hackett



Pfc. George Hackett of Scranton, 20, was killed in action in France Tuesday, July 11, the War Department has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hackett. Private Hackett had entered the army March 23, 1943, going to Camp Butner, N. C., and later to a camp in Tennessee. He went overseas the last part of May, and participated in the invasion of France from England.

The message, a telegram, was received Friday by Mr. and Mrs. Hackett, who moved to the Scranton locality in 1941 after living just north of Jefferson. Private Hackett attended school at Jefferson and farmed with his father before entering the service.

The Hackett family also includes another son, Robert Louis Hackett, pharmacist’s mage first class of the Navy now stationed at Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Raymond Roper, who is with Sergeant Roper at Monterey, Calif.

Private Hackett left home April 14 of this year after a seven-day furlough, being home then at the same time as his brother, Robert, who was spending a 30-day leave after being in the South Pacific for two years of his three years’ navy experience.

Memorial services for Hackett will be conducted probably sometime next week, at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic church in Scranton. The time will be determined later, following the arrival of Private Hackett’s brother and sister.

Source: Jefferson Herald, August 24, 1944 (photo included)