Military Monday: Billy Hayes

I recently discovered that I have another relative buried at Arlington National Cemetery. My great-uncle Billy G. Hayes was interred there in 2002. He served in the Army. I’m still trying to flesh out the details of his service. A note on his FindaGrave record reads “CSM US ARMY; WORLD WAR II; KOREA; VIETNAM.” CSM apparently stands for Command Sergeant Major. On my next trip to Arlington, I plan to seek out his grave. My father and my maternal grandparents are all buried at Arlington as well.

In 2009, Billy’s brother, my great-uncle Ben Hayes, mentioned to me that he had purchased a brick in Billy’s honor for a war memorial in Elizabethton, Tennessee, where they grew up. Ben drove my sister and I by the memorial at the time, though we didn’t get a chance to see the brick itself.

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2 thoughts on “Military Monday: Billy Hayes

  1. cazlax24 says:

    Hi Melissa – I love keeping up with your (our) family history. I’m sure my mom and I could fill you in on some info regarding my father’s military service. I also have pictures of the gravestone and can look up the location. I didn’t know that uncle Ben purchased a brick in honor of my father. I would love to go back to TN sometime or see a picture of it. Thanks for all of your work. Jeanne

    • baysideresearch says:

      Thanks, Jeanne! I would love to see a photo of the gravestone and to find out more about his service. If I find out more about the brick Uncle Ben purchased, I’ll pass along the info. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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