Captain Bruce E. Hays, 42, of the U.S. Army National Guard of Wyoming, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in combat in Afghanistan.
Captain Hays was born Dec. 29, 1965 in Merced, Calif. He graduated from Capitan (New Mexico) High School in 1984 and joined the U.S. Army. He served as an enlisted soldier as a tanker with the 2nd ACR for eight years, including service in Desert Storm, then attended New Mexico State University.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. Frank Zamora and Pastor Howell Scott officiating.
Military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army National Guard. Escort honors and a Flag Honor Cordon will be provided by the Patriot Guard Riders.
Cremation will follow the funeral services.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Wounded Warrior, New Mexico Legion Riders, c/o Ed Summerall, 34 Stonewood Dr., Alamogordo, NM 88310.
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