Harold A. “Hal” Hayes, GSEHD MS ’67, a retired Marine Corps colonel who later served 15 years as a civilian intelligence analyst for the Naval Intelligence Command, died Nov. 20 at the Fairfax at Fort Belvoir retirement community.
Col. Hayes served in three wars in the course of a 26-year military career. In World War II, he participated in the campaigns of Guadalcanal, Saipan and Iwo Jima. He also served in the Korean War and was a commanding officer in Vietnam.
Harold Arthur Hayes Jr. was born in Washington, Ind. He graduated from Indiana University in 1941 and joined the Marine Corps that year. While serving in the Marines, he received a certificate in marketing from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University in 1967.
His peacetime assignments included teaching logistics at the Marine Corps education center at Quantico, commanding the Marine barracks at Key West, Fla., and serving as a staff officer at the U.S. European Command in Paris.
His military decorations included the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart.
Read the entire tribute at the Washington Post.