Robert Bradford Hays

Corporal
D CO, 1ST BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
05 August 1947 - 21 July 1970
Weslaco, Texas
Panel 08W Line 037

101 ABN DIV

506TH INF RGT
Combat Medic

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Robert Bradford Hays

7 Feb 2005

Such a kind and gentle person you were, Bob. You were one good medic. I think of you and all the men from Delta Company 1/506 who made the ultimate sacrifice in the year 1970.

Currahee!

From a friend,
Tony Cox
afcox@att.net

17 Nov 2005

You were one of the most courageous football players I have ever known. I remember and often think of the Weslaco Panther teams of 1963 and 1964.

From his football coach,
Kenneth McNutt
kmcnutt@academicplanet.com

30 Nov 2005

Doc Hays was by my side when hit by mortar fire.
I think to this day he took the brunt of the round as we were both hit at the same time.
If this had not happened, I would not be around today.
Thanks Doc, I will remember you forever -- Wally.

From a fellow CURRAHEE,
Walter M Jurinen
wjurinen@chartermi.net

14 Sep 2007

Uncle Bobby, I never knew you but I carry your name. I am your brother's youngest son. Now I serve in the Marines. I try and carry on your glorious name and serve the same. Rest in Peace, Uncle Bobby, now I have the watch.

Robert Bradford Hays, II
SSgt USMC
hays0369@hawaii.rr.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Five men from Delta Company, 1/506th Infantry, died on 21 July 1970 when, during operations in the A Shau Valley, the unit was taken under heavy mortar, rocket, and automatic weapons fire:

Visit John Dennison's
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a friend,
Tony Cox
afcox@att.net



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 7 Feb 2005
Last updated 07/20/2008