HAYDEN, DAVID EPHRAIM

Art Leatherwood
David Ephriam Hayden
David Ephriam Hayden. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.
Grave of David Ephriam Hayden
Grave of David Ephriam Hayden. Courtesy of Chuck Metcalfe. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.

HAYDEN, DAVID EPHRAIM (1897–1974). David Ephraim Hayden, Medal of Honor recipient, was born on October 2, 1897, in 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 on March 18, 1974, in Fresno, California, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

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

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