Lt. Colonel Donald P. Hayward ’54

Lt. Colonel Donald P. Hayward ’54 died September 25, 2014, at his home in Keene, N.H. He was born on May 17, 1932, in Brockton, Mass., and graduated from Brockton High School. He was a member of Alph Tau Omega fraternity, Bowdoin Glee Club, and Reserve Officers Training Corps. In 1955, he entered the Army as a second lieutenant and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, retiring in 1977. His last assignment was as commander of the Armed Forces Examination and Entrance Station in Los Angeles, where he served on the USO Bob Hope Board of Directors. His many stateside assignments included Ft. Benning, Ga.; Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; Ft. Hamilton, N.Y.; the Defense Communications Agency in Washington, D.C.; and the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. His overseas tours took him and his family to Augsburg, Germany; Okinawa, Japan; and Mannheim, Germany, where he was assigned to NATO. He also served tours in Korea and Vietnam. After he retired from the military, he worked as a consultant in Teheran, Iran, and was evacuated during the 1979 revolution. He returned home to Brattleboro, Vt., as director of operations at the Experiment of International Living. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Joanne Minott Hayward; daughters Suzanne Driscoll and Gail Hayward-Glines; son Douglas Hayward; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers Richard, Frederick, and Dr. Robert Hayward; and sister Arlene Hayward Johnson.


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