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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Service Years
1942 - 1972
MOS
00Z-Command Sergeant Major IN
Home State
Nebraska
Command Sergeant Major

Combat Infantryman 3rd Award

Master ParachutistMilitary Freefall Parachutist
Vietnam - Jump Wings

Location
Nebraska
Nov 14, 2009
Service to 1972
HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Sergeant Major
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant Major
1971 - 1972
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
1972
Army Good Conduct Medal
Devices : Army GCM 6th 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
1972
6th Special Forces Group
6th Special Forces Group
Rank
Sergeant Major
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant Major
1969 - 1971
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
1970
Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Criteria
The unit citation of the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded certain units by the Vietnamese government for meritorious service during the period 1 March 1961 to 28 March 1974.
Description
Vietnam Civic Action Medal: 5th Special Forces Group, (Airborne), 1 January 1968- 24 September 1970
1970
HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Master Sergeant
MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
Master Sergeant
1969 - 1969
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
DAGO 45 16 Jul 1969
1969
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
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
Vietnam Counter Offensive AR 672-5-1
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 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
1969
6th Special Forces Group
6th Special Forces Group
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
Master Sergeant
1968 - 1969
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Comments
Comments Pending
Master Sergeant
1965 - 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
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
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
Vietnam Advisory Campaign DA Mag 778004 1966
1966
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
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
5th Special Forces Group (A)
5th Special Forces Group (A)
Rank
Master Sergeant
MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
Master Sergeant
1963 - 1965
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
Vietnam Advisory Campaign DA Msg 778004 1965
1965
Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
Description
This campaign was 8 March to 24 December 1965. During this campaign the U.S. objective was to hold off the enemy while gaining time needed to build base camps and logistical facilities. The U.S. also ... More
1965 - 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
1964 - 1965
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
1964
US Army Institute for Military Assistance/Special Forces Schools
US Army Institute for Military Assistance/Special Forces Schools
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1962 - 1963
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1960 - 1962
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
1962
Multiple JUSMAAGV Operations 1959-1963
Description
Multiple operations as Military Advisory Assistance Group Vietnam (MAAGV)- prior to official US involvement as Vietnam War in 1962.
Memories
OPERATION WHITE STAR
1961 - 1962
Cold War Event - Training Cuban Exiles
Description
In April 1960, the CIA began to recruit anti-Castro Cuban exiles in the Miami area. Until July 1960, assessment and training was carried out on Useppa Island and at various other facilities in South F... More
Memories
Trained Cuban Troops prior to invasion
1961 - 1961
10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Bad Toelz - Germany
MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1957 - 1960
77th Special Forces Group
77th Special Forces Group
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
4320-Interpreter (designated Language)
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1954 - 1957
2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/HHC
2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/HHC
Rank
Technical Sergeant
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman
Comments
Comments Pending
Technical Sergeant
1954 - 1954
57th Field Artillery Battalion
57th Field Artillery Battalion
Rank
Technical Sergeant
MOS
1514-Radar Chief
Comments
Comments Pending
Technical Sergeant
1953 - 1954
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
1954
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
1954
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
1954
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
1954
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
1954
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
1954
HHC, 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
HHC, 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Rank
Corporal
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman
Comments
Comments Pending
Corporal
1952 - 1953
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
Shrapnel Wound, 10 April 1953 Korea
1953
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
1953
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
1953
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
1952 - 1953
Basic Airborne Course (BAC)
Basic Airborne Course (BAC)
Rank
Sergeant
Location
Fort Bennign - Georgia
MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant
1946 - 1946
7th Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
Rank
Sergeant
MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant
1942 - 1945
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
Description
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learne... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Leyte
Description
The Battle of Leyte in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the amphibious invasion of the Gulf of Leyte in the Philippines by American and Filipino guerrilla forces under the command of General D... More
1944 - 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
1943
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
1943
Aleutian Islands Campaign (1942-43)
Description
(Aleutian Islands Campaign 3 Jun 1942 to 24 Aug 1943) On 3-4 June 1942, at the time of the Battle of Midway, a Japanese force attacked Dutch Harbor and inflicted considerable damage before it was driv... More
1942 - 1943
Service from 1942

 
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