MIDLAND, Texas —
Killed were Marine Chief Warrant Officer 3 Gary Stouffer, 37; Army Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Boivin, 47; Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, 34; and Army Sgt. Maj. William Lubbers, 43.
According to Army records, Hayden holds the rank of staff sergeant, and his occupational specialty is light wheel vehicle mechanic.
He began his military career as an active-duty soldier from 1980 to 1988. He did two stints in the Oklahoma National Guard in the 1990s before signing up again for the Army Reserve in December 2003, according to Army records. He served in Iraq until March 2005 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 until the following September.
His awards include an Afghanistan campaign medal with a campaign star, an Army commendation medal, an Army achievement medal and a combat action badge.