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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
First Sergeant
Service Years
1964 - 1984
MOS
13Z-Field Artillery Senior Sergeant
Home State
Tennessee
First Sergeant

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Driver-W
Driver-T
 
Rifle
Recoilless Rifle
Auto Rifle

Location
Tennessee
Location of Interment
Fairview Memorial Gardens - Stockbridge, Georgia
Dec 26, 2011
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
2003
Service to 1984
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1984
Army Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Army Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces below the rank of colonel who, while serving in any capacity with the Army in a noncombat area, distinguish themselves by outst... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1984
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
1984
Army Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Army Service Ribbon is awarded to members of the Regular Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve for successful completion of initial entry training. In the case of personnel who receive a Military ... More
Description
Description Pending
1984
3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
Rank
First Sergeant
Location
Ft. Riley - Kansas
MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
First Sergeant
1983 - 1984
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
1983
Army Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Army Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces below the rank of colonel who, while serving in any capacity with the Army in a noncombat area, distinguish themselves by outst... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1983
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Criteria
The NCO Professional Development Ribbon is awarded to all enlisted members of the Army to include the Reserve Components (Army National Guard and Army Reserve), for successful completion of designated... More
Description
Description Pending
1983
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Criteria
The NCO Professional Development Ribbon is awarded to all enlisted members of the Army to include the Reserve Components (Army National Guard and Army Reserve), for successful completion of designated... More
Description
Description Pending
1983
3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment/Service Battery
3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment/Service Battery
Rank
First Sergeant
Location
Fort Riley - Kansas
MOS
13Z-Field Artillery Senior Sergeant
Comments
Show Comments
First Sergeant
1982 - 1983
3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Ft. Riley - Kansas
MOS
13F10-Automatic Weapons Crewman
Comments
Show Comments
Sergeant First Class
1982 - 1982
First Sergeant Course, Fort Bliss, TX
First Sergeant Course, Fort Bliss, TX
Rank
First Sergeant
MOS
13Z-Field Artillery Senior Sergeant
Comments
Comments Pending
First Sergeant
1982 - 1982
1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Ft. Riley - Kansas
MOS
13F10-Automatic Weapons Crewman
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1981 - 1982
1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
FT RILEY - Kansas
MOS
13F10-Automatic Weapons Crewman
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1981 - 1982
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to all active members of the Army, the Army National Guard, and to Army Reservists who are credited with a normal overseas tour completed since August 1, 1981 (p... More
Description
Description Pending
1981
2nd Battalion, 81st Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
2nd Battalion, 81st Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Baumholder/ Mainz - Germany
MOS
13F10-Fire Support Specialist
Comments
Show Comments
Sergeant First Class
1980 - 1981
2nd Battalion, 81st Field Artillery Regiment/Service Battery
2nd Battalion, 81st Field Artillery Regiment/Service Battery
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Strussburg - Germany
MOS
13F10-Fire Support Specialist
Comments
Show Comments
Sergeant First Class
1980 - 1981
1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division
1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division
Rank
Sergeant First Class
MOS
13F10-Automatic Weapons Crewman
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1980 - 1981
HHC, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)
HHC, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
FORT RILEY - Kansas
MOS
13F10-Automatic Weapons Crewman
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1978 - 1979
1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
FORT RILEY - Kansas
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1977 - 1978
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
1977
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to all active members of the Army, the Army National Guard, and to Army Reservists who are credited with a normal overseas tour completed since August 1, 1981 (p... More
Description
Description Pending
1977
1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment/Combat Support Company
1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment/Combat Support Company
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Germany - Germany
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Show Comments
Sergeant First Class
1974 - 1977
Army Station Commander Recruiting Course
Army Station Commander Recruiting Course
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1975 - 1975
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
1975
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to all active members of the Army, the Army National Guard, and to Army Reservists who are credited with a normal overseas tour completed since August 1, 1981 (p... More
Description
Description Pending
1975
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to all active members of the Army, the Army National Guard, and to Army Reservists who are credited with a normal overseas tour completed since August 1, 1981 (p... More
Description
Description Pending
1974
1st (Tiger) Brigade, 2nd Armored Division
1st (Tiger) Brigade, 2nd Armored Division
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
FORT HOOD - Texas
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Show Comments
Staff Sergeant
1972 - 1974
1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
FORT HOOD - Texas
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1972 - 1974
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
1971-1971 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Consolidation I (1971)
1972
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
1971-1972 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Consolidation II (1971 - 1972)
1972
196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1971 - 1972
Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
Description
This campaign was from 1 December 1971 to 29 March 1972.. The U.S. continued to reduce its ground presence in South Vietnam during late 1971 and early 1972, but American air attacks increased while bo... More
1971 - 1972
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Da Nang - Vietnam, South
Comments
Show Comments
Staff Sergeant
1971 - 1971
EOD School 23rd Infantry Division, Vietnam
EOD School 23rd Infantry Division, Vietnam
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
23d Americal EOD School - Vietnam, South
MOS
13Z-Field Artillery Senior Sergeant
Comments
Show Comments
Staff Sergeant
1971 - 1971
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 War/VSM Campaign - Counteroffensive, Phase VII (1970 - 1971)
1971
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to all active members of the Army, the Army National Guard, and to Army Reservists who are credited with a normal overseas tour completed since August 1, 1981 (p... More
Description
Description Pending
1971
Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
Description
 This campaign was from 1 July to 30 November 1971. This period witnessed additional progress in the Vietnamization program which included turning over the ground war to South Vietnam, sustaining the ... More
1971 - 1971
11th Infantry Brigade (Light)/HHC
11th Infantry Brigade (Light)/HHC
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Hawk Hill - Vietnam, South
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1970 - 1971
23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Da Nang - Vietnam, South
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Show Comments
Staff Sergeant
1970 - 1971
23rd Infantry Division, Division Artillery
23rd Infantry Division, Division Artillery
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
11C10-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1970 - 1971
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
Description
This campaign was from 1 Jul 1970 to 30 June 1971. Fighting continued in Cambodia during early February before and after South Vietnam began its U.S.-aided drive in Laos, Lam Son 719, the most signifi... More
Memories
23d Americal on the DMZ to Da Nang, stop at Hill 151 for a while.
1970 - 1971
82nd Airborne Division/HHC
82nd Airborne Division/HHC
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Ft. Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
11H10-Infantry Direct Fire Crewman
Comments
Show Comments
Staff Sergeant
1970 - 1970
1st Battalion, 508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team
1st Battalion, 508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
FORT BRAGG - North Carolina
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1970 - 1970
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
1970
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
1970
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
1969-1969 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Summer-Fall 1969 (1969)
1970
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
1969-1969 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Winter-Spring 1970
1970
2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment/A Company
2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment/A Company
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Ft. Carson - Colorado
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1969 - 1970
1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division Mechanized
1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division Mechanized
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
FORT CARSON - Colorado
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1969 - 1970
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
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
1969
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
1969
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
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
1969-1969 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Tet 69/Counteroffensive (1969)
1969
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to all active members of the Army, the Army National Guard, and to Army Reservists who are credited with a normal overseas tour completed since August 1, 1981 (p... More
Description
Description 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/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
Description
This campaign was from 1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970. An increase in enemy-initiated attacks, at the highest level since 4-5 September signaled the start of the first phase of the Communist winter ... More
1969 - 1969
MACV Advisory Team 99
MACV Advisory Team 99
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Team 99 25th ARVN Recon - Vietnam
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Show Comments
Staff Sergeant
1968 - 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
(DLI-SC) Vietnamese Language Course, Fort Bliss, Tx
(DLI-SC) Vietnamese Language Course, Fort Bliss, Tx
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Ft. Bliss - Texas
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1968 - 1968
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 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
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
1968-1968 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Counteroffensive, Phase V
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
Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Counteroffensive, Phase VI (1968 - 1969)
1968
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
1968
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
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 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
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
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
1967
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Criteria
The NCO Professional Development Ribbon is awarded to all enlisted members of the Army to include the Reserve Components (Army National Guard and Army Reserve), for successful completion of designated... More
Description
Description Pending
1967
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
1967
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
1967
1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment/A Company
1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment/A Company
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1966 - 1967
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
Comments Pending
1966
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Criteria
The NCO Professional Development Ribbon is awarded to all enlisted members of the Army to include the Reserve Components (Army National Guard and Army Reserve), for successful completion of designated... More
Description
Description Pending
1966
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to all active members of the Army, the Army National Guard, and to Army Reservists who are credited with a normal overseas tour completed since August 1, 1981 (p... More
Description
Description Pending
1966
4th Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment/A Company
4th Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment/A Company
Rank
Sergeant
Location
FORT SILL - Oklahoma
MOS
112.6-Infantry Heavy Weapons Platoon
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant
1964 - 1966
8th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA)
School
8th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA)
Comments
Show Comments
1964
4th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA), B/4
School
4th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA)
Company
B
Platoon
4
Comments
Show Comments
1964
3rd Army
3rd Army
Rank
Specialist 4
Location
Fort Gordon - Georgia
MOS
112.10-Heavy Weapons Infantryman
Comments
Comments Pending
Specialist 4
1964 - 1964
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
Service from 1964

 
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