1LT Robert Thomas Hackett was born 8 Sep 1922 in Ramsey County, Minnesota to Francis James and Catherine Ellen (Sammon) Hackett.
Robert entered the service in April 1942. 2LT Hackett was sent to England and assigned to Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 116th Infantry. After training with the unit for the amphibious assault he landed with that unit and was wounded on 6 Jun 1944. Evacuated to hospital he was transferred to D Company 116th Infantry as a platoon leader on 20 Jul 1944. He was assigned to Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 116th Infantry as Company Commander on 3 Aug 1944. 2LT Hackett was promoted to 1LT on 14 Sep 1944. 1LT Hackett was killed in action on 21 Nov 1944.
1LT Hackett was repatriated and is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Saint Paul, Minnesota.