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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Brigadier General
Service Years
1937 - 1967
MOS
8003-General Officer
Home State
Georgia

Pilot Wings

Location
Georgia
Location of Interment
Pinecrest Cemetery & Mausoleum - Vidalia, Georgia
Feb 27, 1992
Vietnam War
Description
Overview of the Vietnam War 


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths a
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1963 - 1973
Service to 1967
Legion of Merit
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
1966
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
1966
3rd MAW
3rd MAW
Rank
Brigadier General
MOS
8003-General Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1965 - 1966
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
Comments Pending
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
Description Pending
1965
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
1965
9TH MEB
9TH MEB
Rank
Brigadier General
MOS
8003-General Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1964 - 1965
H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)/Office of the Commandant of the Marine Corps
H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)/Office of the Commandant of the Marine Corps
Rank
Brigadier General
MOS
8003-General Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1960 - 1962
HQ, MCB Quantico
HQ, MCB Quantico
Rank
Colonel
MOS
8041-Colonel, Ground
Comments
Comments Pending
1958 - 1960
HQ FMFPAC
HQ FMFPAC
Rank
Colonel
MOS
8041-Colonel, Ground
Comments
Comments Pending
1956 - 1958
H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
Rank
Colonel
MOS
8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1953 - 1956
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
1953
MAG-33
MAG-33
Rank
Colonel
MOS
8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1951 - 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
1950 - 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
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
Description Pending
1952
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
1952
Distinguished Flying Cross
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
1951
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
1951
Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Marine Corps personnel who land on foreign territory, engage in operations against armed opposition, or who operate under circumstances deemed to mer... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
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
1951
HQ, MCB Quantico
HQ, MCB Quantico
Rank
Colonel
MOS
8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1950 - 1951
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
1950
MARTD NAS ATLANTA Marietta,GA
MARTD NAS ATLANTA Marietta,GA
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1947 - 1949
Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1945 - 1947
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
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
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
MAG-25
MAG-25
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1944 - 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
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
1944
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
1944
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
1944
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
Rank
Major
MOS
7599-Flight Student (TBS)
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 1943
Marine Barracks Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI
Marine Barracks Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI
Rank
Captain
MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1943
2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)/H Co
2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)/H Co
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1942
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
2nd Marine Brigade
2nd Marine Brigade
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1939 - 1940
MARDET (Afloat)
MARDET (Afloat)
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1938 - 1939
The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
School
The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
1937
Service from 1937

 
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