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Edward Seery Hayes

Date of birth: February 28, 1886
Date of death: 3-Jun-72
Place of Birth: Connecticut, Waterbury
Home of record: Waterbury Connecticut

Edward Hayes graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1908. He retired as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Edward Seery Hayes, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 78th Division, A.E.F., near Chevieres, France, 19 October 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Hayes, with a private acting as guide, voluntarily made a personal reconnaissance of the front lines and the Bois-de-Loges, near the Aire River, under heavy enemy fire, being severely wounded while making this reconnaissance.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 72 (1920)

Action Date: 19-Oct-18

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3

Division: 78th Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Edward Seery Hayes, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 78th Division, in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, Lieutenant Colonel Hayes was an important factor in the success of the Division and rendered exceptional services by the persistence and courage of his front line reconnaissances; by his originality and the soundness of his plans of relief and attack, and by the clearness and correctness of all orders written by him for the operations of the Division. His work was creative and constructive to a high degree and rendered in a highly meritorious manner in a position of great responsibility.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3

Division: 78th Division, American Expeditionary Forces