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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Service Years
1948 - 1968
MOS
11G50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Home State
Massachusetts
Sergeant Major

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

Senior Parachutist
Rifle
Pistol
Carbine
Vietnam - Jump Wings

Location
Massachusetts
Location of Interment
Woodbine Cemetery - Oceanport, New Jersey
Jul 07, 1989
Service to 1968
12th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
12th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Sergeant Major
Location
Hanger 27 US Naval Air Station, Seattle - Washington
MOS
11G50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
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Sergeant Major
1966 - 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
For meritorious performance of duty as Chief Enlisted Advisor, Seattle Subgroup, U.S. Army Advisory Group, Washington for the period 3 Jun 1965 through 31 October 1968.
1968
Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
Description
This campaign was from 30 January to 1 April 1968. On 29 January 1968 the Allies began the Tet-lunar new year expecting the usual 36-hour peaceful holiday truce. Because of the threat of a large-scale... More
Memories
WSMTT (White Star, Laos) Oct 1961 - Apr 1962
I-3, MACV & USASF(P)V - (VnSF AdvGp) - Jan-Jul 1964
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1968 - 1968
17th Special Forces Group
17th Special Forces Group
Rank
Sergeant Major
Location
Hanger 27 US Naval Air Station, Seattle - Washington
MOS
11G50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Comments
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Sergeant Major
1965 - 1966
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Master Sergeant
MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Comments
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Master Sergeant
1962 - 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
I'm guessing on the year until I receive my father's records from NPRC.
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
Military record shows:
RVN Svc Med w/ 1 Bronze Star
AR 672-5-1
1965
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
I'm guessing on the year until I receive my father's records from the NPRC.
1965
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
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
Vietnam
Awarded: 21 July 1964, APO 331
1964
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
1964
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
Memories
J-3 MACV & USASF(P)V-(VnSF Adv Gp)
Republic of Vietnam
Various times in country from Jan 62 to Jul 64. Last time was 10 Jan 64 - 18 Jul 64.
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1962 - 1964
Army Good Conduct Medal
Devices : Army GCM 5th 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
Unclear when the first GCM was awarded.
2nd bronze clasp: HQ USAD, New Jersey, May 1957
3rd bronze clasp: USALS, California, December 1960
4th bronze clasp: HQ 1st SFG, Okinawa, December 1963
5th bronze c... 
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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
Laos
Awarded: 11 February 1963, Ft.Buckner
1963
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
Comments
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Master Sergeant
1961 - 1962
Operation White Star
Description
Operation White Star (also known as Project White Star) was the code name for a United States military advisory mission to Laos during the first years of the Second Indochina War, which would eventual... More
People You Remember
Immediate Commanders:
CPT David P. Perrine, 057751, C.O., FTT (13th BI)
CPT Freddie H. Boyd, 0407423
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Memories
WSMTT (Adv-B1-31 RAL) 7th Special Forces Group 11 Oct 61 - 13 Apr 62

11 Oct 61 - 4 Dec 61: Train, a
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1961 - 1962
US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
Comments
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Master Sergeant
1961 - 1961
Defense Language Institute (Staff Faculty) Presidio of Monterey, CA
Defense Language Institute (Staff Faculty) Presidio of Monterey, CA
Rank
Master Sergeant
Comments
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Master Sergeant
1960 - 1960
77th Special Forces Group
77th Special Forces Group
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
Comments
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Master Sergeant
1960 - 1960
Special Forces Underwater Operations Course
Special Forces Underwater Operations Course
Rank
Master Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
Master Sergeant
1960 - 1960
324th Ordnance Group
324th Ordnance Group
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Kearny Shipyards, Kearny, NJ - United States
Comments
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Master Sergeant
1956 - 1959
371st Armored Infantry Battalion
371st Armored Infantry Battalion
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Merrell Barracks, Nurnberg - Germany
Comments
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Master Sergeant
1953 - 1956
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
HQ 371st AIB
1954
HQ Troops, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD
HQ Troops, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD
Rank
Sergeant First Class
MOS
1745-Infantry First Sergeant
Comments
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Sergeant First Class
1952 - 1953
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
Occupation Medal, Germany WII
Authority: HQ 371 AIB, 7th Army
Place: Nurnberg, Germany
Date: May 1953
1953
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
I'm guessing on the year until I receive my father's records from the NPRC.
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
Memories
Summer Offensive (Chip-o-Rhea Battle) Jun-Aug 1951
Fall Offensive (Whon-Shon Push) Aug - Oct 1951
2nd

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1950 - 1953
Army Garrison, Fort Devens, MA
Army Garrison, Fort Devens, MA
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Comments
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Sergeant First Class
1952 - 1952
C Company, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment
C Company, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
1745-Light Weapons Platoon Sergeant
Comments
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Staff Sergeant
1951 - 1952
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
I'm guessing on the year until I receive my father's records from the NPRC.
1952
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
Occupation Medal, Japan WII
Authority: HQ 19th Infantry Regiment, 24 Div.
Place: Hachinohe, Japan
Date: Feb 1952
1952
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
1952
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
1952
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
Guess on year, based on time in Korea.
1952
Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
Description
As 1951 drew to a close, a lull had settled over the battlefield. Fighting tapered off to a routine of patrol clashes, raids, and bitter small-unit struggles for key outpost positions. The lull result... More
1951 - 1952
3rd Battalion, 511th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
3rd Battalion, 511th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Rank
Corporal
Location
Fort Campbell - Kentucky
MOS
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
Comments
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Corporal
1949 - 1951
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
Rank
Corporal
Location
Fort Campbell - Kentucky
MOS
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
Comments
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Corporal
1951 - 1951
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
Awarded during front line action with C Co, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Korean War
1951
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
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
Authority: HQ 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Div.
Place: Korea
Date: June 1951
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
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
Authority: HQ 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Div.
Place: Korea
Date: June 1951
1951
Battle of Chipyong-ni
Description
The Battle of Chipyong-ni, was a decisive battle of the Korean War, that took place from 13–15 February 1951 between American and French units of the US 23rd Infantry Regiment and various units of the... More
1951 - 1951
Seige of Wonsan
Description
The Blockade of Wonsan, or the Siege of Wonsan, from February 16, 1951 to July 27, 1953, during the Korean War, was the longest naval blockade in modern history, lasting 861 days. UN naval fo
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1951 - 1951
Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
Description
On 23 June 1951 Jacob Malik, Deputy Foreign Minister of the U.S.S.R., made a statement in a recorded broadcast in New York implying Chinese and North Korean willingness to discuss armistice t
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1951 - 1951
HHC,  Southeastern Signal School (Staff) Fort Monmouth, NJ
HHC, Southeastern Signal School (Staff) Fort Monmouth, NJ
Rank
Corporal
Location
Fort Monmouth - New Jersey
MOS
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
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Corporal
1949 - 1950
3rd Battalion, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
3rd Battalion, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Rank
Private First Class
Location
Camp Hagen - Japan
MOS
745-Rifleman
Comments
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Private First Class
1948 - 1949
US Occupation of Japan
Description
The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. Unlike in the oc... More
1948 - 1949
Airborne School
Airborne School
Rank
Private
Location
Sendai - Japan
MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
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Private
1948 - 1948
60th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division (Fort Dix, NJ), L
School
60th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division (Fort Dix, NJ)
Company
L
Comments
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1948
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
Occupation Medal, Japan WII
Authority: HQ 511th PIR, 11th ABN Div.
Place: Hachinohe, Japan
Date: July 1948
1948
Service from 1948

 
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