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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Brigadier General
Service Years
1936 - 1957
MOS
9903-General Officer
Home State
Washington

Pilot Wings

Location
Washington
Plot Coordinates
Sec.1.Row B, #13
Location of Interment
Texas State Cemetery - Austin, Texas
Jun 27, 2005
Service to 1957
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Rank
Colonel
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
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1954 - 1957
USAF Air War College Maxwell AFB AL
USAF Air War College Maxwell AFB AL
Rank
Colonel
Location
Maxwell AFB - Alabama
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
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1953 - 1954
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1954
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... 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
HQ FMFPAC
HQ FMFPAC
Rank
Colonel
Location
MCAS, El Toro - California
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
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1952 - 1953
Air Medal (1939-1968)
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
1953
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
1953
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
MAG-12/MAG HQ
MAG-12/MAG HQ
Rank
Colonel
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
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1952 - 1952
1st MAW
1st MAW
Rank
Colonel
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
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1952 - 1952
US Pacific Command (PACOM)/Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
US Pacific Command (PACOM)/Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Rank
Colonel
Location
NAS, San Diego - California
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
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1950 - 1952
Legion of Merit
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1952
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
1952
Navy 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
1952
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 - 1952
Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
Description
In May the enemy became bolder, increasing his probing attacks and patrols, intensifying his artillery fire, and aggressively interrupting U.N. patrols. In May 1952 an estimated total of 102,000 artil... More
1952 - 1952
2nd MAW/MWHS-2
2nd MAW/MWHS-2
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
MCAS, Cherry Point - North Carolina
MOS
8005-Special Assignment Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1948 - 1950
Armed Forces Staff College
Armed Forces Staff College
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
8005-Special Assignment Officer
Comments
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1948 - 1948
MATSG-22, NAS Corpus Christi, TX
MATSG-22, NAS Corpus Christi, TX
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
NAS Corpus Christi - Texas
MOS
8005-Special Assignment Officer
Comments
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1945 - 1947
Aviation Units
Aviation Units
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
8005-Special Assignment Officer
Comments
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1945 - 1945
Air Medal (1939-1968)
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
1945
Air Medal (1939-1968)
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
1945
Air Medal (1939-1968)
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
1945
Air Medal (1939-1968)
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
1945
Navy 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
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
Description
Description Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Philippine Liberation Ribbon
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
Description
Description Pending
1945
Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Description
On December 15, 1944, landings against minimal resistance were made on the southern beaches of the island of Mindoro, a key location in the planned Lingayen Gulf operations, in support of major landin... More
1945 - 1945
Battle of Iwo Jima
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
1945 - 1945
Battle for Okinawa
Description
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted... More
1945 - 1945
3rd MAW (FWD)/G-4
3rd MAW (FWD)/G-4
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
8005-Special Assignment Officer
Comments
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1944 - 1945
H&HS, Air FMF Pac
H&HS, Air FMF Pac
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
MCAS, Ewa - Hawaii
MOS
7503-Billet Designator, Fixed-Wing Pilot
Comments
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1943 - 1944
Ulithi Atoll
Description
Ulithi Atoll, also known as the Mackenzie Islands, is a coral atoll in the Yap Islands, the western part of the Carolines. There are some 40 islets with a total land area of 1.75 square miles (4.5 squ... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of the Green Islands
Description
The Battle of the Green Islands was fought from 29 January-27 February 1944, between Japan and Allied forces from the New Zealand 3rd Division and the United States. The Green Islands-located between ... More
1944 - 1944
HQSQ
HQSQ
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
9965-Billet Designator, Fixed-Wing Pilot
Comments
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1943 - 1943
VMF-224
VMF-224
Rank
Major
Location
Guadalcanal - Solomon Islands
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
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1942 - 1943
Medal of Honor (1943-Present)
Criteria
The Medal of Honor is awarded for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of one's life, above and beyond the call of duty. This gallantry must be performed either while engaged in action ag... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Distinguished Flying Cross
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
VMF-211
VMF-211
Rank
Captain
Location
MCAS, Ewa - Hawaii
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
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1941 - 1942
Battle for Henderson Field
Description

The Battle for Henderson Field, also known as the Battle of Henderson Field or Battle of Lunga Point by the Japanese, took place from 23–26 October 1942 on and around Guadalcanal in the Solomon Island

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1942 - 1942
Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
Description
The naval Battle of the Eastern Solomons (also known as the Battle of the Stewart Islands and, in Japanese sources, as the Second Battle of the Solomon Sea) took place on 24–25 August 1942, and was th... More
1942 - 1942
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
Description
Description Pending
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Description
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (Dece... More
1941 - 1941
World War II/American Theater
Description
Defense of American Interests and American property and territories.
Memories
ASW Patrols.
1941 - 1941
2nd MAW
2nd MAW
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
San Diego - California
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
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1940 - 1941
The Basic School
The Basic School
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Philadelphia - Pennsylvania
MOS
9901-Basic Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1937 - 1938
III MEF/1st Marine Brigade
III MEF/1st Marine Brigade
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Quantico - Virginia
MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Comments
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1937 - 1937
Naval Flight Training
Naval Flight Training
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
NAS, Pensacola - Florida
MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1936 - 1937
The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
School
The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
1936
Service from 1936

 
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