Frederick "Fritz" Sackett

FatherFred Sackett Jr (1921-1997)
MotherDell Hughes Mitchell (1921-2006)
Frederick "Fritz" Sackett
(Src: Robin Crockett Mills)
Frederick "Fritz" Sackett, son of Fred Sackett Jr and Dell Hughes Mitchell, was born in Coleman County, TexasG, on 19 December 1942.1 He died aged about 75 in Austin, Travis County, TexasG, in 2018.2
     Fritz served in the Vietnam War in 1966 as a trooper in the US 101st Airborne Division. He was wounded in action and was awarded two Purple Hearts. He was later posted to Korea as a correspondent, and went on to become President Lyndon B Johnson's personal assistant and photographer for much of the Vietnam era, working at the Pentagon. Many of his photographs appeared in publications such as Life, Time, and Newsweek in the 1960s and 70s.2
Frederick "Fritz" Sackett (1942–2018), Vietnam, 1966.
(Src: Robin Crockett Mills)
Frederick "Fritz" Sackett & Sean Mills, 2015.
(Src: Robin Crockett Mills)

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Texas, Birth Index, 1903–1997" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Frederick, b. Coleman County, 19 Dec 1942, father Frederick Sackett Jr, mother Dell Mitchell."
  2. Email from Robin Crockett Mills to Chris Sackett, Sep 2020.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Richard Sackett of South Weald, Essex
ChartsLine 6 (English)
Descendants of Henry Sackett (1851–1928)
Last Edited10 Feb 2022

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