Hayes, Lawrence Allen, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 0331, M Co, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)
Service Years
1968 - 1969

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tuscaloosa
Last Address
Tuscaloosa

Casualty Date
Aug 03, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Green County, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 091

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 141
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5), 5th Marine Regiment
  1968-1969, 0331, M Co, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign (1969)/Operation Oklahoma Hills
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign/Operation Durham Peak
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
13 KM SE OF AN HOA AFLD 19690803
UTM grid reference is AT970390

David Mellott Marine 1970-1974 So that others may know: From the interview of Anthony Goodrich, Texas Tech University Vietnam Oral History Project .When I looked down the hill, I saw this Marine, big black guy, machine gunner from the second platoon running up the hill with a gun. With a machine gun. Firing on both sides of the trail. That's when I saw guys in pith helmets. They were shooting at him. He got up there, killed I want to say six or seven North Vietnamese and he got shot and killed twenty yards in front of me. He basically broke the ambush up single-handedly this guy. His name was Hayes. Larry Hayes. I live today because of him. I'm sure they would have killed all of us. You live among us, Marine. Friday, January 06, 2006
   
Comments/Citation
Service number 2460256/418623115
Tour start date 09/16/1968
   
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