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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Major
Service Years
1943 - 1960
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Home Country
United States
Major

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle
Auto Rifle
Pistol

Location
United States
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Dec 18, 2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
Philippine Defense Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Defense Medal was awarded for service in the defense of the Philippines from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942, under either of the following conditions: Participation in any engagement... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
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
2003
Philippine Independence Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Independence Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who meet eligibility requirements for both the Philippine Defense Medal and the Philippine Liberations... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Service to 1960
3rd Battalion, 330th Regiment
3rd Battalion, 330th Regiment
Rank
Major
Comments
Comments Pending
Major
1956 - 1960
Northern Warfare Training Center, Alaska, US Army Alaska (USARAK)
Northern Warfare Training Center, Alaska, US Army Alaska (USARAK)
Rank
First Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
First Lieutenant
1950 - 1952
US Army Alaska (USARAK), US Army Pacific (USARPAC)
US Army Alaska (USARAK), US Army Pacific (USARPAC)
Rank
First Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
First Lieutenant
1950 - 1952
70th Infantry Division
70th Infantry Division
Rank
First Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
First Lieutenant
1950 - 1952
Soldiers Medal
Criteria
The Soldier's Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.
Comments
During the occupation of Japan, dad saved a small boy who was drowning in a river. He told me he found it sad that so many people, including soldiers were just watching as the boy got swept out by the... More
1947
43rd Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
Rank
Technical Sergeant
Comments
Show Comments
Technical Sergeant
1943 - 1946
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
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
1945
Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Description
(Luzon Campaign 15 December 1944 to 4 July 1945) After Leyte came Mindoro, which was invaded on 15 December 1944, an air strip being obtained to provide a base for operations during the invasion on Lu... 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
1945 - 1945
Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
Description
The Invasion of Lingayen Gulf was an Allied amphibious operation in the Philippines during World War II. In the early morning of 6 January 1945, a large Allied force commanded by Admiral Jesse B. Olde... 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
8th Army Garrison, 8th Infantry Division
8th Army Garrison, 8th Infantry Division
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1944 - 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
For couragious actions in ground combat against the armed enemy, Luzon.
1944
Army Good Conduct Medal
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
1944
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
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
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
1944
Battle of Peleliu
Description
The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September–November 1944 on the island... More
1944 - 1944
Service from 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
Memories
Dad got in on the tail end of this battle. His unit was bivouacked there and suffered a few casualti... More
1942 - 1943

 
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