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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Service Years
1941 - 1971
MOS
00Z-Command Sergeant Major IN
Home Country
Lithuania
Command Sergeant Major

Combat Infantryman 3rd Award

Master Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)
Republic of Vietnam - Ranger

Location
Lithuania
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Oct 22, 1993
Service to 1971
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1971
Army Good Conduct Medal
Devices : Army GCM 10th Award
Criteria
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members of the Army who distinguish themselves by exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during a specified period of conti... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1971
Air Medal (Army/Air Force)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1969
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
1969
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1969
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Individual Citation
Criteria
Awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brig... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1969
Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
Description
This campaign was from  23 February to 8 June 1969. From Tet 1969 through the month of June, the enemy again tried to sustain an offensive. His inability to do so can be largely attributed to aggressi... More
1969 - 1969
Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
Description
This campaign was from 9 June to 31 October 1969. During the summer and fall of 1969, conduct of operations was increasingly turned over to Vietnamese, US troops withdrew in greater numbers amid reaff... More
1969 - 1969
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
Description
This campaign was from 2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969. In November 1968 the South Vietnam government with American support began a concentrated effort to expand security in the countryside. This ... More
1968 - 1969
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment
Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Comments
Comments Pending
Command Sergeant Major
1967 - 1969
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Air Medal (Army/Air Force)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Army Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Valorous Unit Award
Criteria
The Valorous Unit Award may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy of the United States; while engaged in military oper... More
Description
Valorous Unit Award for QUANG THUONG DISTRICT
1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout... More
Description
Description Pending
1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
Description
This campaign was from 1 July to 1 November 1968. During this period a country-wide effort was begun to restore government control of territory lost to the enemy since the Tet offensive. The enemy att... More
1968 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
Description
This campaign was from 2 April to 30 June 1968. During this period friendly forces conducted a number of battalion-size attritional operations against the enemy.

Operations PEGASUS-Lam Son 207 reliev
... More
1968 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
Description
This campaign was from 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968.The conflict in South Vietnam remains basically unchanged. As Operation JUNCTION CITY ended, elements of the U.S. 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions,... More
1967 - 1968
Airborne School
Airborne School
Rank
Sergeant Major
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant Major
1967 - 1967
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1967
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1967
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1967
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment
Rank
First Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
First Sergeant
1966 - 1967
101st Airborne Division
101st Airborne Division
Rank
First Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
First Sergeant
1966 - 1967
Army Distinguished Service Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Service Cross may awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor. T... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Air Medal (Army/Air Force)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat... More
Description
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1965-1966
1966
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with bronze star Individual Citation
Criteria
Awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brig... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Operation Power Pack (Dominican Republic)
Description
The mission fell to Lt. Gen. Bruce Palmer, the newly-designated commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, and Maj. Gen. Robert York, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division. They initiated "Operation Pow... More
1965 - 1966
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
Description
This campaign was from 25 December 1965 to 30 June 1966. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of pol... More
1965 - 1966
82nd Airborne Division/HHC
82nd Airborne Division/HHC
Rank
First Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
First Sergeant
1964 - 1966
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1965
Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
Description
This campaign period was from 15 March 1962 to 7 March 1965.   During this period, direct U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict increased steadily as U.S. trained Vietnamese pilots moved Vietnames... More
1962 - 1965
Army Commendation Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1964
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1964
Field Advisory Element MACV
Field Advisory Element MACV
Rank
Master Sergeant
MOS
11G50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
Master Sergeant
1963 - 1964
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1963
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1963
Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to United States Military Advisory Group ln Indo-China with the following citation: "During the months of August and September 1954, the ... More
Description
Description Pending
1963
Vietnamese Honor Medal 2nd Class
Criteria
The Armed Forces Honor Medal was a military decoration of South Vietnam that was first created in 1953. The medal was awarded in 1st and 2nd class grades and reached its height of bestowals during the... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1963
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1963
Army Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1961
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1961
Army Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1954
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1953
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1951 - 1951
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
Description Pending
1951
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Operation Ripper
Description
Operation Ripper, also known as the Fourth Battle of Seoul, was a United Nations military operation conceived by the commander US Eighth Army, General Matthew Ridgway, during the Korean War. The opera... More
1951 - 1951
Battle of the Imjin River
Description
The Battle of the Imjin River, also known as the Battles of Solma-ri or Battle of Gloster Hill in South Korea, or as Battle of Xuemali, took place 22–25 April 1951 during the Korean War. Troops from t... More
1951 - 1951
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
Rank
Sergeant
MOS
1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant
1950 - 1951
Korea Service Medal
Devices : Bronze Arrowhead
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
Description
(September 15–26, 1950) in the Korean War, an amphibious landing by U.S. and South Korean forces at the port of Inchon, near the South Korean capital, Seoul. A daring operation planned and ex
... More
1950 - 1950
Army Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1947
Army Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1946
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Devices : Bronze Arrowhead
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Army of Occupation Medal 1945-1990
Criteria
The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subseq... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Surrender of Japan
Description
The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting major ope... More
1945 - 1945
Surrender of Japan
Description
The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting major ope... More
1945 - 1945
Battle for Manila
Description
The Battle of Manila (Tagalog: Laban ng Maynila ng 1945), also known as the Liberation of Manila, fought from 3 February-3 March 1945 by American, Filipino, and Japanese forces, was part of the 1945 P... More
1945 - 1945
Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
Description
(Southern Philippines Campaign 27 February to 4 July 1945) After Luzon had been invaded and Manila taken, a series of landings were made in the southern Philippines, on Palawan, Mindanao, Panay, Cebu,... More
1945 - 1945
Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
Description
(Western Pacific Campaign 15 June 1944 to 2 September 1945) Attacks on Truk, where the Japanese had a major base, continued as preparations were made for the invasion of the Marianas. The American tro... More
1944 - 1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
... More
1941 - 1945
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1944
Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)
Description
(Northern Solomons Campaign 22 February 1943 to 21 November 1944) After the conquest of Guadalcanal, Halsey’s forces, supported by Thirteenth Air Force, began a campaign to capture Japanese stronghold... More
1943 - 1944
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Battle of Guadalcanal
Description
The World War II Battle of Guadalcanal was the first major offensive and a decisive victory for the Allies in the Pacific theater. With Japanese troops stationed in this section of the Solomon Islands... More
1942 - 1943
Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
Description
(Guadalcanal Campaign 7 August 1942 to 21 February 1943) On 7 August 1942 the first stage of the offensive began with landings by a Marine division on Guadalcanal and nearby islands. The Japanese reac... More
1942 - 1943
Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
Description
The war in the Central Pacific (7 December 1941 to 6 December 1943) began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Six months later an AAF task force took part in the Battle of Mid... More
1941 - 1943
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1942
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Paci... More
1942 - 1942
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Paci... More
1942 - 1942
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1941
WWII - American Theater
Description
The American Theater was a minor area of operations during World War II. This was mainly due to both North and South America's geographical separation from the central theaters of conflict in Europe a... More
1941 - 1941
Service from 1941

 
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