Hayden, John Loren, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11H10-Infantry Direct Fire Crewman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11C20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1964 - 1967

Specialist 4

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One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles
Last Address
Los Angeles

Casualty Date
Jan 20, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Los Angeles National Cemetery - Los Angeles, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14E 057

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1967-1967, 11C20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Thayer II 25 Oct 66 to 12 Feb 67
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Last Known Activity

Never Forgotten

Posted on 6/29/11
John's Bronze Star with V citation.

For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Specialist Hayden distinguished himself by heroic actions on 20 January 1967, while serving as Squad Leader of the Reconnaissance Platoon of the 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, on a search and destroy mission in Binh Dinh Province. The unit was moving up a heavily vegetated hill when it was fired on by an estimated reinforced North Vietnamese squad in fortified positions. Reacting immediately, Specialist Hayden quickly brought his squad into assault position and unhesitatingly moved forward, aggressively leading the advance. As he moved, shouting orders and encouragement to his men, he displayed such inspiring self-assurance and personal bravery that the momentum of the assault continued and succeeded even after Specialist Hayden had received a mortal wound, His forceful action was instrumental in the platoon's seizing of the objective with a minimum of casualties. Specialist Hayden's outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty and personal bravery is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army. Rest in peace with the warriors.
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Vietnam Wall Panel coords 14E 057
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