Arnold Courtney Hayward

Lieutenant Colonel
Army of the United States
04 November 1932 - 11 July 1969
Trenton, New Jersey
Panel 21W Line 101


Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Arnold Courtney Hayward

28 Apr 2002


LTC Hayward was our Battalion Commander, 1/506th Infantry.
He died in the assault on Hill 996.

A memorial initiated by a comrade-in-arms,
Richard "Doc" Daniels

21 May 2003

Col. Hayward put himself in harm's way on more then one occasion and that's what he was doing when he was killed on Hill 996. He had to take command of the battle as our Company Commander had his head up his ass as usual. Col. Hayward, members of his headquarters group who were with him, and Delta Company's 1st Platoon were caught in a saddle. They were receiving heavy fire from the bunkers on the hill and their flank and the NVA were also coming up behind their position when he was hit.

I myself, and I'm sure all of the men of Delta Company, have nothing but the utmost respect for Col. Hayward. He earned it by being on the ground with the units he commanded right in the middle of a very hard fought battle.

From a former member of Delta Company 1/506,
Bill "Frisbee" Farnie

2 Jul 2004

Arnie Hayward was a very close friend of my father's. I went to elementary school with his daughter. Thanks for recognizing his service and sacrifice with this memorial. I believe that he would be humbled and honored that he was so highly thought of by his men.

From a friend,
Greg Reniker

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a comrade-in-arms,
Richard "Doc" Daniels 
28 Apr 2002

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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