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Mike and I were in Vietnam together. We were both RTT operators with the 3rd of the 13th Artillery. I have been searching for my old Vietnam friends in the past few years and was looking for Mike when I arrived at this obit. I always remembered "Warsaw", Indiana, was Michael Hackworth. He was a good man, an easy-going gentle man, even under adverse conditions. Sorry to learn of his death.

Posted by: Phil Haynes - Juliette, GA - Friend   Jul 29, 2017

Phil, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know he had passed until today when I received a note from Michelle. My heart goes out to you and Lizzie. I will keep you in my prayers and pray you find some comfort. Pam

Posted by: Pam Markham - Fort Wayne, IN   Nov 26, 2012

I am so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I know he will be greatly missed. He was a super nice guy, kind and forgiving to a fault. The world became a little darker at his passing. My prayers are with family and friends.

In Christian love,

Posted by: Joe Hackworth - High Point, NC - First Cousin   Nov 24, 2012

I remember when Mike started at GE. His first job was cleaning machinery on 2nd shift. I talked him into taking a L core stacking in 19-B. It wasn't the best of jobs and he liked to kid me about talking him into taking it. Mike will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by: Jerry Skinner - Fort Wayne, IN   Nov 24, 2012

Dear Phil and family you are in my prayers and know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.If there is anything I can do please call.

Posted by: Sandy Moore - Fort Wayne, IN   Nov 22, 2012


Wanted you to know you have been in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Wendy Hite - New Paris, IN   Nov 22, 2012

My prayers go out to all of you.
Mike and I met on the bus going to the induction center at Indianapolis and became fast friends. We sat side by side on our trip to Fort Knox, KY and shared our fear of getting shots in the arm and other places, and the rigors of basic training.
R.I.P Mike
Max Ruch

Posted by: Max Ruch - Hernando, MS - Old Army Buddy   Nov 21, 2012

we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the entire Hackworth family. I enjoyed Mike's stories and his sense of humor. It was great to have another person from the "old school" to share memories with. He is already missed.

Posted by: Larry & Katie Osborne/Goding - Fort Wayne, IN   Nov 21, 2012

When it came to old baseball players and cards, Mike had a memory like and elephant. A bunch of us guys in bldg. 19-1 would go to Mike and throw out an old baseball players name. He would know all of the stats about him. Then, to try to fool him, I would make up a ficticious name. You couldn't fool him. I will remember you always, Mike. How many times in the many years we worked together I asked him..."Where is my next job"?

Posted by: Larry Williams - Huntington, IN   Nov 21, 2012


I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Although I haven't kept in close contact I cherish the memories and the friendship we shared. Of course, my memories of Mike include his final shot in the basketball sectionals that that made Silver Lake the success story of the day. I, also remember his "suped -up " Chevy that we were able to "borrow" on occation. It was wonderful to grow up in the Silver Lake community with such good people.

Jan Scott

Posted by: Janet Scott - Carmel, IN - Friend of sister - Jenny   Nov 21, 2012