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HAYDEN, DAVID E.

HAYDEN, DAVID E. (?–1974). David E. Hayden, Medal of Honor recipient, was born at Florence, Texas, and entered the military service in Texas. As a hospital apprentice first class, United States Navy, he was with the Second Battalion, Sixth Regiment, United States Marines, at Thiaucourt, France, on September 15, 1918, when his corporal was mortally wounded during an advance. Hayden ran to Corporal Creed's assistance and, finding that he required immediate aid, dressed his wounds under intense machine-gun fire. Then, still under enemy fire, he carried the wounded man back to a place of safety. Hayden died at Fresno, California, on March 18, 1974.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863–1973 (Washington: GPO, 1973).
Art Leatherwood

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Handbook of Texas Online, Art Leatherwood, "Hayden, David E.," accessed July 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhalv.

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