Jeremiah Michael Hayes, Jr

Specialist Five
A BTY, 1ST BN, 30TH ARTY RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
19 July 1947 - 12 August 1969
Bay Head, NJ
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Jeremiah M Hayes
1 CAV DIV

30TH ARTY RGT
Army Artillery

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Jeremiah Michael Hayes, Jr

"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)




Virtual Wall Note

On the night of 11/12 August 1969 Landing Zone BECKY was garrisoned by the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, and A Battery, 1st Battalion, 30th Artillery. At 0300 on 12 August elements of the North Vietnamese 95C Regiment attacked the base. Although the initial assault was driven back, a second attack, accompanied by heavy rocket, mortar, and RPG fire, began at 0340. The enemy withdrew by daybreak, but 2/8 Cav and A/1/30 Arty had 19 men killed in action:

A Battery, 1st Battalion, 30th Artillery
SSG Samuel Abrams
PFC Greg A Barker
SP4 Bobby L Bevard
SP5 Jeremiah M Hayes
PFC Gary L Hoskins
PFC William T Smith
SSG George E Snyder
CPT Donald H White
CPL Richard J Zisko
2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
SP4 Bruce M Barnes, C CO
SGT Thomas W Carrington, C CO
CPL James P Eckles, C CO
SP4 Fredrick P Gillen, C CO
PFC Kenney E Lassiter, E CO
SGT Harold G Miles, C CO
SP5 George R Platter, C CO
SP4 Lee R Shaw, HHC
PFC Garry G Smith, E CO
SP4 Marion L Zipp, C CO
SP5 Jeremiah Hayes' actions during the attack warranted the posthumous award of the Bronze Star Medal for valor in action.

He is remembered by his comrades in the
30th Field Artillery
the Hard Chargers



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