ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. -- Army Major Joseph J. Haydon Jr. was memorialized here on Jan. 4. The ceremony commemorated the life of the former chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation in Nigeria who was killed in an airplane accident near Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 22, 2005. The Director of Logistics and Security Assistance at U.S. European Command, Rear Adm. Mike Lyden, presented the Legion of Merit award to Haydon's wife and parents at a reception afterward. Stewart Bentley, Haydon's senior mentor at The Citadel, presented a class ring to Haydon's family to replace the one lost in the accident. Also in attendance at the reception was Ambassador John Campbell, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Theresa Whelan, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs, and Col. Sue Ann Sandusky, the Defense Attaché in Nigeria. In a ceremony Wednesday, U.S. European Command will present a plaque at the Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where Haydon's name will be added to a memorial recognizing security assistance personnel who have given their lives while performing their duties.