Zf736. On May 1945, his parents were notified by the War Department that he was dead. After the war, his family requested that his remains be returned to the United States. Hayden was posthumously promoted to Technician Fourth Grade (T/4) which was referred to as Sergeant.
After the war, the remains of T/4 Hayden R. Lawrence were recovered and at his family’s request, the remains were returned to the United States. A funeral service for Hayden was held at the Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and he was buried in the church cemetery in row 8. Later, the upper elementary school in Deville, Louisiana, was named the Hayden R. Lawrence Upper Elementary School.

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