10/30/2013 by militaryphonies
“Ranger-gate. There probably wasn’t a more colorful personality on the campaign trail than David Hack. A decorated former Army officer, owner of a military supply store, and candidate for Hudson’s mayor’s office, Hack landed in the crosshairs about his military background. Turns out, somehow people got the idea he was an Army Ranger, when, according to documents dug up by WKYC’S Eric Mansfield, he only trained members of the elite unit. How did folks get that idea? It might have had something to do with photos of Hack sporting the unit’s distinct garb, and that he called himself a retired Ranger in his autobiography, as well as online. Hack claimed it was all a misunderstanding (someone else wrote the autobiography; he was just modeling the outfit; etc.), and then promptly sued the station, his incumbent opponent, and 25 John Does, perhaps the actual Ranger who let Hack borrow their clothes and pinky swore never to tell.
The whole situation came to a boil in this clip, when Hack holds a press conference but refuses to answer questions; as he bolts from the scene, Mansfield trails behind, barking “Come on Sarge, when are you going to come clear about your military service?” while the military man continues to be stone-faced and silent under a pair of aviators. Awkward, but absolutely worth watching.” – Kyle Swenson
Hack said Thursday that the patches and awards were not his but were only examples of the kinds of military materials sold in his Sgt. Hacks Military Casuals store in Florida. “This picture represented what we sold at the store,” he said, and not his personal awards as suggested in the caption. And he said the only reason his name tag was there was to show customers that his store also made name tags. Hack said he does not refer to himself as a Ranger. He explained that he had previous experience in the Coast Guard, and when he joined the Army he was sent to Ranger school at Eglin Air Force Base to help with amphibious training. “I was teaching small boats,” he said.
Now 71, he operates a military clothing store in Hudson called US Wings. ‘I am not a phony’
|This Ain’t Hell Blog ;
This Ain’t Hell Blog – The Hack Returns ;
640 WHLO Interview with David Hack OCTOBER 21, 2011
“EXHIBIT 5” – Life of a Warrior Welcome Home!
State of Indiana Settlement for “Life of a Warrior”
MISC ITEMS REFERENCING SGT HACK’S FAMILY IN HIS BOOK
David Hack’s statement on Amazon.com regarding the PhD referenced in his book:
“Amazing that this book doesn’t say he was an Army Ranger, but rather an Army Ranger Instructor, and it does not mention a PHD”
First of Four Marriages:
NOTE: Denise Hack Case and David Denny Hack are his children from his first of four marriages.
NOTE: According to his adult children, Sgt Hack does NOT acknowledge their existence and offered these pictures as proof. Sgt Hack attended his first daughter’s wedding and that was their last communication.
Elysia Fisher, Sgt Hack’s granddaughter
“I was so upset by this news coverage of the false allegations that I have trademarked a name, ‘reputation vindication’ and am working with a high-powered lawyer to have something created that will not allow someone to ruin another’s reputation by publicizing lies about them online,” said Hack. He said he ran for mayor of Hudson because he thought his business experience and worldwide contacts would help the city economically. He said he never would have run if he knew he would be the victim of what he called a “smear campaign.”