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1252nd Service Command Support Unit NCOIC

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Personnel Data
Name: Donald Hattier, DC
Rank: Master Sergeant
Home Town: Dagsboro, Delaware
Occupation: Chiropractor, Beach View Chiropractic
Member Since: 15 March 2012
Contact: donald.hattier@fortmiles.org
   
Biography

MSGT Hattier was born in the 381st Infantry Hospital Trieste Italy. As the son of a Soldier he grew up where ever his father, SFC Donald D Hattier was stationed. Being stationed in the Stuttgart, Germany, American Zone in the 1953-63 time period, learning near fluent German, and traveling a lot through Europe helped build a sense of what we as Americans were fighting for. This sparked a life long desire to study the history of the time period. While getting his BS in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute he minored in history in 1975.

Master Sergeant Hattier continued his study of the WW2 time period, studying not only the history, but the development of the technology of the time period. While on a Cub Scout Pack tour to Cape Henlopen State Park, MSGT Hattier and his son discovered Fort Miles and Battery 519. This opened up the study of Home Front Defense and not just the overseas operations that are most commonly thought of.


Master Sergeant Donald Hattier


MSGT Hattier acts as the logistics and supply NCOIC for all events that the Harbor Defenses of the Delaware conduct or participate in. This includes being involved with the major April Fort Miles "The War Years" event, Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade, Battery 519 August Open House, Wings and Wheels Georgetown Airport in October, and in late October, the Delaware Military Heritage Weekend at Fort DuPont Del.  Master Sergeant Hattier served as the 261st Coast Artillery First Sergeant from 2013 to 2015.

In real life, Dr. Hattier is a 1986 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, and has practiced Chiropractic in the Bethany Resort area since 1986. He is married and has 4 Children. Dr Hattier serves on the Indian River School Board and as Quartermaster for Boy Scout Troop 281 in Ocean View DE. Dr. Hattier is also a member of the Fort miles Historic Association, the American Chiropractic Society, the Delmarva Chapter of the National Railway Historic Society, Sons of the American Legion, Lions International and the National Rifle Association.

 

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