Hayes, Roger S. 1947–

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Hayes, Roger S. 1947–

(Roger Stanley Hayes)

PERSONAL:

Born February 22, 1947, in Freeport, IL; son of Stanley and Mary Hayes; married Lonnie Ferrari, December 22, 1972; children: Casey, Chad. Ethnic-ity: "Caucasian." Education: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, B.S., 1975.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Carlyle, IL. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, park ranger and recreation specialist, 1976-2004. Military service: U.S. Army, Infantry, 1967-69; served in Vietnam; became sergeant; received Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Distinguished Book Award, Army Historical Foundation, for On Point: A Rifleman's Year in the Boonies, Vietnam, 1967-1968.

WRITINGS:

On Point: A Rifleman's Year in the Boonies, Vietnam, 1967-1968 (memoir), Presidio (Novato, CA), 2000.

SIDELIGHTS:

Roger S. Hayes once told CA: "Writing is one of the best ways of expressing one's self. Spoken sentences are structured as they are being delivered, but writing offers the time to organize thoughts and edit text to deliver intended information precisely and succinctly. Further, effective writing does not involve long, convoluted sentences or multi-syllable words. It is simply understandable."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Hayes, Roger S., On Point: A Rifleman's Year in the Boonies, Vietnam, 1967-1968, Presidio Press (Novato, CA), 2000.

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