My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Hays.
In remembrance of his service to his country:
He said these words -
I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
“May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.”
I salute you!
George Gemberling, (USN-USAF RET)