Bruce Robert Hayes

Lance Corporal
A CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
10 September 1948 - 29 May 1968
Richmond Hill, New York
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3RD MARDIV

3RD MARINES
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Bruce Robert Hayes

06 Jun 2007

L/Cpl Bruce R. Hayes was my uncle. He was killed long before I was born but I want people on this site to know he is not forgotten in our family. Many of the people in my family still wear a black KIA bracelet to honor him every day. It was only after reading this site did I finally find out the operation he was on and the fellow Marine casualties taken that day by other Marines who were there.

God Bless the Marines who served with my uncle and got him home. You will never be thanked enough. And God Bless all the heroes that are on this wall. Anyone who knew my uncle and has pictures, stories or memories and are willing to share them please feel free to contact me anytime. Semper Fi, Uncle Bruce.

From his nephew,
Kevin Hayes
kev1323@bellouth.net

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During May 1968 the 1st Bn, 3rd Marines were employed in Operation NAPOLEAN/SALINE, another of the never-ending sweeps intended to prevent North Vietnamese regulars from setting up shop in the area south of the DMZ. Between 25 and 31 May the Marines conducted sweeps north of the Cua Viet River, encountering stiff opposition on 27 May (7 US dead) and 29 May. The latter engagement, near the destroyed hamlet of Pho Con, resulted in the loss of 12 Marines - and one more died of wounds received in the engagement:


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his nephew,
Kevin Hayes
kev1323@bellouth.net



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 06 Jun 2007
Last updated 06/16/2007