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Rear Admiral Benjamin T. Hacker

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January 03, 2011
In 1987 I was stationed at Naval Training Center in San Diego Ca where I had the pleasure of having a two hour conversation with Admiral Hacker. Our first and last. I was considering leaving the navy because of racial prejudices. Admiral Hacker learned of my plans of leaving the navy, personally came to my barracks and asked me to his office where we talked for over two hours. I was 17 years old then. 27 yrs later, I still remember and hold dear the encouragement given to me by Admiral Hacker. He was a Officer, a role model and I will never ever forget him. May God rest your soul. We needed you Admiral.
Kristen L. Birdine
Body of Christ Christial Fellowship Center
March 31, 2008
Admiral Hacker left a lasting impression with the members of the Sacramento Council, Navy League of the United States.

As a tribute, the council established a scholarship fund that continues to receive contributions and distribute annual scholarships to the outstanding graduating cadets at Luther Burbank and John F. Kennedy High Schools in Sacramento.

If one should choose to donate in his name, nothing would be more appropriate (and gratefully received) than to the Rear Admiral Benjamin T. Hacker Scholarship Fund care of the Sacramento Council, NLUS, PO Box 162987, Sacramento CA 95816-2987.
November 21, 2007
I was sorry to hear of your dad's passing. What a great man. I made a point to say hi to your dad every year at the VP reunion. I was always amazed at his ability to remember me and remember what I was doing from year to year. His ability to connect with people always left a lasting impression on me. There are many who miss your dad. He was a great leader and a role model for all of us. God bless you and your family.
August 10, 2007
God Bless the Family, Ben and the Family will always be a part of the Chauncey E. Spencer and Anna M. Spencer Family.
Ben was always a kind and caring person.
I want you to know I will always keep the Legend alive as our History.

Chauncey E. Spencer II
Detroit, Michigan.
June 07, 2007
My parents, Hollis and Kulsum Davidson were mentored by Reverend Hacker and Mrs. Alzeda Hacker years ago in Pittsburgh, PA. I heard stories about the 'son Benjamin who was in the Navy' and I can say that Admiral Hacker made his parents proud. My prayers are with the entire Hacker-Crockett family.
March 15, 2007
Admiral Benjamin T. Hacker was a true professional and highly respected leader to all who served with him. Just shaking his hand and saying a few words made a positive impact on my self being. When he was COMFAIRMED in 1982 he toured NAVSTA Rota brig. I had the duty and honor to tour the facility with him. His hand shake was firm and his words were true.I just made Chief and he made it known to me by giving me a big smile and tight handshake and a true well done. We said a few words to each other.
What a man and a true american. May your soul rest in peace.
Frederick E Beebe
October 29, 2006
I graduated NTC San Diego in 1986.I was chosen Honor Man of company 032 and one of the honors was to shake the admirals hand. He knew I was from Puerto Rico and said something nice about the island to make me feel good. I was proud that the admiral whos hand I shook was of Adm. Hacker an African American. God keep him close to his heart.
August 04, 2006
I worked for Adm. Hacker in Naples Italy I enjoyed his leadership and kind words I'm at a lost I have a picture of him and the black marines at Marine Barracks Naples I meet one of the son that was in the Navy we use to work out in the Marine gym when he was in in Naples visiting. sorry for your family's lost he will be missed and we was a great man one morning when i was on duty he came in early and I was sleep standing striaght up he came in woke me up and said "you will never make Corproal like that Rowe" when every he saw me after that we would smile about it and, I made Sergeant in Naples, he was a great man.

William D. Rowe
GYSGT USMC retired
October 01, 2004
Admiral Hacker's influence ran both far and wide. Yet his greatest impact was on those who knew him best - his family. The link below is to a picture of Victoria and Sydney Hicks, granddaughters of Elizabeth Hicks, Admiral Hacker's first cousin, and daughters of Charles George Hicks who passed in August 2004. Charles Hicks stepped into Admiral Hacker's footsteps serving as a Naval Officer, first as a lawyer and later as a judge. Both men shared a passion for flying and both leave a legacy for future generations to follow.
March 31, 2004
The Admiral was an inspiration to all that knew him. His is sorely missed as a leader, mentor and Brother. Your Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc mourn your loss and wish you fair winds sir.

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