|Rank||Major U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||January 11 1951|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Major Hayes was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Major Hayes was a passenger on a PBM-5 Mariner patrol bomber from Patrol Squadron 46 U.S. Navy. On January 11, 1951, his aircraft crashed at sea near Amani O'Shima, Japan and he drowned. His remains were not recovered.