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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1934 - 1955
NEC
647X-Limited Duty Officer - Photography
Home State
Maine
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half


Location
Maine
Plot Coordinates
Plot: M, L304, 5
Location of Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery - Culver City, California
Aug 31, 1973
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Criteria
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is�along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal, bestowed by an act of U.S. Congress�the high... More
Comments
Given by President Richard M. Nixon
1973
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
Description
Description Pending
1961
Service to 1955
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
1955
Naval Reserve Medal
Criteria
The Naval Reserve Medal was awarded to commissioned officers and enlisted members of the Naval Reserve upon completion of ten years service in the Naval Reserve Force, National Naval Volunteers, or in... More
Comments
Comments 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
Description
Description Pending
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
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
Description
Description Pending
1952
Order of National Security Merit Som-il
Criteria
The Order of National Security Merit is one of the Republic of Korea's (South Korea) Orders of Merit. It is conferred on individuals who have rendered distinguished service to national security, and i... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1952
USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1951 - 1951
HQs  - Chief Naval Reserve Force
HQs - Chief Naval Reserve Force
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
NEC
8853-Photographic Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1951 - 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
Description
Description Pending
1950
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
Description
Description Pending
1950
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
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Chief of the Field Photographic Branch, Office of Strategic Services, from S... More
1945
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
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
1945
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... 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
Navy Occupation Service
Criteria
Occupation duty in the European-African-Middle Eastern area may be credited to organizations for duty performed on and subsequent to May 8, 1945. Terminal dates for eligibility periods and occupation ... More
Description
Asia
1945
Order of Leopold (Belgium)
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO), CNO - OPNAV
Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO), CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Commander
Location
Washington DC - District Of Columbia
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1941 - 1945
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1941 - 1945
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Description
Description 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 Reserve Medal
Criteria
The Naval Reserve Medal was awarded to commissioned officers and enlisted members of the Naval Reserve upon completion of ten years service in the Naval Reserve Force, National Naval Volunteers, or in... More
Comments
Ten years service in US Naval Reserve.
1944
Operation Overlord
Description
The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest ... More
1944 - 1944
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Devices : FMF Combat Operations
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
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
Purple Heart Medal for wounds received off Midway Island on 4 June 1942
1942
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
1942
Doolittle B-25 Attack on Tokyo
Description
The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, on 18 April 1942, was an air raid by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Honshu island during World War II, the first ... More
People You Remember
Chief Photo Historian of the launch of B-25 bombers from USS Hornet
1942 - 1942
Battle of Midway
Description
The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, ... More
1942 - 1942
Operation Torch
Description
Operation Torch (initially called Operation Gymnast) ( 8 - 16 November 1942) was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which st... More
1942 - 1942
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
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
1941
11th Naval District
11th Naval District
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1934 - 1941
Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
Criteria
Between 1942 and 1960, the Navy issued ribbons known as the Distinguished Marksmanship Ribbons.
Description
Description Pending
1934
Service from 1934

 
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