World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant in Company E, 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Division, US Army. During the crossing of the Mark River in Holland, November 2, 1944, he led a bazooka team against a German positions. He charged the enemy machine gun nest, killing the two gunners and was wounded. He then attacked a second machine gun, a 88-mm artillery piece and he crawled back wounded to his lines. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in September, 1945 and reached the rank of Colonel before leaving the Army.