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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/9/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Staff Sergeant Fredrick Andrew Hassler, Served with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/29/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Fredrick Andrew Hassler, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Frederick Hassler Memorial Bridge

    Posted on 8/15/12 - by Arnold M. Huskins

    Honoring a fallen soldier

    Bridge renamed for veteran killed in action in Vietnam

    by Heather Mullinix

    Crossville Chronicle

    27 July 2012

    CROSSVILLE — Family, friends and veterans gathered Wednesday to honor their son, brother, and fellow soldier who was killed while serving in Vietnam in 1969.

    The bridge over Basses Creek was renamed the Frederick A. Hassler Memorial Bridge, or Freddie as his family called him.

    Retired Senior Chief Jack Fogel said, 'Today, on this quiet American bridge, we acknowledge our great debt to Staff Sgt. Frederick A. Hassler for his great dedication to his country. As we salute the valor of this soldier, we salute the best in the American tradition. It's important that we always do more to recognize the sacrifice of the men and women who served so bravely in Vietnam.'

    Hassler joined the U.S. Army 199th Light Infantry Brigade and began his tour in Vietnam July 14, 1969. He was killed Dec. 30, 1969, during a cease fire in Long Khanh, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old.

    Hassler was the recipient of the Bronze Star, the fourth highest medal of valor awarded. He was also awarded the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with three Bronze Stars and one Oak Leaf, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, U.S. Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Military Merit Medal.

    Prior to the new sign at the bridge being unveiled, Hassler's mother, Marie Hassler, laid a bouquet of flowers at the base of the sign.

    After the ceremony, she said, 'I appreciate all the trouble everyone has gone to to honor Freddie.'

    The family contacted state Rep. Cameron Sexton to introduce legislation to rename the bridge in the southern section of Cumberland County on Hwy. 127. That legislation was supported with a unanimous resolution of the Cumberland County Commission in December.

    Sexton said, 'Our country was founded on our freedoms and our principles. A lot of brave men and women have gone to war to defend our rights and our freedom. Reminders like this are one way to let future generations know what our country means to us and what it should mean to them as they carry forward.'

    Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. said it had been an honor to work with the family and help them to honor their loved one.

    'It's an education process, too,' Carey said. 'We're not educating our children and society on what things like this mean to us.'

    Public Chapter no. 793 authorized the renaming of the bridge and was introduced by Sexton in the House and by state Sen. Charlotte Burks and Sen. Jim Kyle, D-Memphis. The act was approved April 16, 2012.

  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 5/11/12
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/4/07 - by Robert Sage
    Frederick is buried at Big Lick Cem, Cumberland Co, TN. His military sttone says CO D,3 INF, 199 LIB.
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The Wall of Faces

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