VIETNAM - HAYES, JOHNNY VANCE

Hayes, Johnny Vance

VIETNAM - HAYES, JOHNNY VANCE
HAYES, JOHNNY VANCE

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 22-Apr-1943

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Marital status: Married to Sue I. Hayes

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 8-Jul-1967

Incident date: 26-Sep-1967

Date of casualty: 26-Sep-1967

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Johnny Vance Hayes died as the result of severe metal fragment wound received when he was hit by hostile claymore mine fragments while on patrol.

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Cahaba Heights Baptist Church Cemetery, Vestavia Hills, Alabama, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 27E 015 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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