Gene Hays is a retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant who lives with his wife Barbara and family in Oxford, Mississippi. He is a Vietnam War veteran and has written two non-fiction accounts of his service in Vietnam.
He has also written two historical novels: one about the German Horten Ho 229 Stealth Fighter/Bomber in World War II and the other about the Cuban Revolution. Hays has co-written a biography with Lenard Hartley about the life of his former West Texas pastor. During his military service and defense contracting Hays has traveled throughout Southeast Asia, Western Europe and the Middle East. He currently spends his retirement working with several veteran’s groups and writing books. He is currently the Jr. Vice-Commandant and Judge Advocate of Marine Corps League Detachment in Pontotoc, MS, life member of the Disabled Veterans of America, life member of Vietnam Veterans of America, life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Past Commander of the American Legion. His latest book is an autobiography about his life and service in the Marine Corps and afterwards with two major defense contractors. His last assignment before retiring was in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he served as a Senior Consultant to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces. His latest book is full of photographs taken from over 30 years of service to his country.