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CMOHS.org - Hospital Apprentice First Class HAYDEN, DAVID E., U.S. Navy

Recipient Detail

 

HAYDEN, DAVID E.

Rank: Hospital Apprentice First Class
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 2 October 1897 Florence, Tex.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Texas
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Place / Date: Thiaucourt, France, 15 September 1918
 
 


HAYDEN, DAVID E. Photo
 
Citation

For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. During the advance, when Cpl. Creed was mortally wounded while crossing an open field swept by machinegun fire, Hayden unhesitatingly ran to his assistance and, finding him so severely wounded as to require immediate attention, disregarded his own personal safety to dress the wound under intense machinegun fire, and then carried the wounded man back to a place of safety.