David Ehraim Hayden
Hospitalman, United States Navy
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Born at Florence, Texas, October 2, 1897, he earned the Medal of Honorwhile serving as a Corpsman with 2 Battalion, 6th Regiment of Marines at Thiaucourt, France, on September 15, 1918, during World War I.

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

He died on March 18, 1974 and was buried in Section 35 of Arlington National Cemetery.



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HAYDEN, DAVID E.

Rank and organization: Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy, serving with the 2d Battalion, 6th Regiment, U.S. Marines. Place and date: Thiaucourt, France, 15 September 1918. Entered service at: Texas. Born: 2 October 1897 Florence, Texas.

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.


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Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006

HAYDEN, DAVID EPHRIAM
PHM3   US NAVY
WORLD WAR I
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/02/1897
DATE OF DEATH: 03/18/1974
BURIED AT: SECTION 36  SITE 1864
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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