Date of birth: 21 August 1951 Date tour began: 11 September 1969 Date of casualty: 6 February 1970 Home of record: Oregon City, Oregon Branch and Rank: Army, Sergeant Unit: Ii Field Force Vietnam, 29th Artillery, I Battery Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal Location of name on the Vietnam Wall: 14W, 107
Location of service: South Vietnam, Phuoc Tuy province Non-Hostile Died of Illness or Injury, Accidental Self-Destruction, Ground Casualty.
Burial location: Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Oregon Memorials: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, DC), Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Portland), Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Portland)
Thank you Dear Sgt. Hayes, I write to thank you for your service to our country. Unfortunately, you lost your life on the day I was born. Thus, I hope I live my life in a way that honors your sacrifice.