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Attention, Issuance OF Final PCS Orders For Jim Hacbarth

A final Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

Order has been issued by:

The Supreme Commandant for:

Marine, Jim “Jimmy the Squid” Hacbarth


July 2,  2024

Condolences may be mailed to Jims wife, Rogene at:


Rogene & Jim Hacbarth

(Nov. 2018)

A little bit 'bout Jim...

Blagojevich Administration Announces State of Illinois' October "Veteran of the Month"

Press Release - Monday, October 27, 2008

DIXON - Lifelong Dixon resident, James Hackbarth, was today named the State of Illinois' October, 2008 "Veteran of the Month" for his outstanding service to this nation, to his community and to his fellow Veterans. 


"Our Veterans have stood forward and answered the call to duty when this country needed them.  In Illinois, we are very proud to have a number of Veterans who continue this kind of commitment even after their military service is complete - like James Hackbarth - a man who has continued to be committed to the people of his state.  For his continued dedication and service, we honor and thank him," said Governor Blagojevich.


The Governor's "Veteran of the Month" award is a distinction that is given monthly to military Veterans who give back to their community and other Veterans.  On behalf of the Governor and Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) Director L. Tammy Duckworth, IDVA Assistant Director Sergio Estrada presented Hackbarth with the award this afternoon at the American Legion Post #12 in Dixon. 


"James Hackbarth is a perfect example of the type of individual that the Veteran of the Month award is designed to honor.  He not only served this country in uniform, but he has served the City of Dixon for decades, helping his fellow comrades and the youth.  Today we rightfully honor Mr. Hackbarth, a devoted Veteran both in and out of uniform, with the ‘Veteran of the Month' award," said Director Duckworth.


Hackbarth proudly served in the United States Marine Corps 1953-1957 and the United States Navy from 1957-1968.  Hackbarth served as a Radio Operator with the Navy and flew over 150 flights in Vietnam.  For his military service, Hackbarth received the Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. 


After returning home from battle, Hackbarth continued to stay involved with the military.  Hackbarth is a life member of the Marine Corps League where he has served in a variety of positions including: Paymaster for the Dixon Area Detachment; National Vice Commandant for the Central Division; Vice President National Marine of the Year Society; and National POW/MIA Chairman.  He is also a Life Member of Viet Now, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). -


Jim (Jimmy the Squid) Hackbarth served as the National Vice Commandant for the Southeast Division of the Marine Corps League when he moved from Illinois to Florida. He became a Life Member of the MCL in 1998, 26 years ago as well as attaining the highest level in the Military Order of the Devil Dogs, that of a Pedigree Devil Dog. 

He will be laid to rest at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon, Illinois, next Wednesday, July 10th. Chapel Hill Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Let it be known that we are all wishing,

"fair winds and following seas"

to this one-of-a-kind great Marine & Sailor.

May he Rest-in-Peace.

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