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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Major
Service Years
1936 - 1943
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Home State
North Carolina

Pilot Wings
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)Pistol Expert

Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wall Coordinates
n/a
Apr 13, 1943
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1941 - 1945
Battle of Bougainville
Description
After New Georgia, the next major operation was an invasion of the island of Bougainville, which was approached by landings at Mono and Stirling in the Treasury Islands on October 25-27, 1943. A Marin... More
1943 - 1944
Service to 1943
VMF-213
VMF-213
Rank
Major
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1943
New Georgia Group Operation
Description
This operation was fought during the Pacific war on this group of islands situated in the central Solomons. US forces invaded them as part of an American offensive (CARTWHEEL) to isolate and neutraliz... More
1943 - 1943
Navy Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
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
1943
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
Air Medal
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
1943
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
1943
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
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
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
Comments
Comments Pending
1942
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1942
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
1942
VMF-111
VMF-111
Rank
Captain
MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1941 - 1942
Marine Air Group (MAG)
Marine Air Group (MAG)
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1941
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
1940
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
7599-Flight Student (TBS)
Comments
Comments Pending
1939 - 1940
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1939
Marine Barracks Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA
Marine Barracks Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1938 - 1939
USMCR Rifle and Pistol Team
USMCR Rifle and Pistol Team
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1938 - 1938
5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1937 - 1938
Marine Barracks Portsmouth, NH
Marine Barracks Portsmouth, NH
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1936 - 1937
The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
School
The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
1936
Service from 1936
Sea School MarBks NNSY Portsmouth VA
Sea School MarBks NNSY Portsmouth VA
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1936 - 1936

 
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