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About Face Characters & Character Analysis

David Hackworth
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Important People

David H. Hackworth

David H. Hackworth is the author of the book. He was retired from the U.S. Army when he wrote the book. He was a sergeant in Korea on February, 1951 when the book begins. Hackworth enlisted in the Army on May 20, 1946, when he was underage. He was assigned to the 752d Tank Battalion and sent to Italy. He was born in Ocean Park, California. He did his basic training at Fort Knox and attended the Leadership School near Venice, California. When the Communists entered South Korea, Hackworth requested and received duty in Korea. Hackworth came from a fighting family dating back to the early sixteen hundreds. His great uncle Roy had been in World War I. Uncle Roy and his grandmother always told him war stories. As a youngster, he was inspired by war movies. He formed the Hackworth Raider unit in Korea which was...

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