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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1943 - 1979
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Iowa
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea
Command Ashore


Location
Iowa
Plot Coordinates
Unknown
Apr 07, 2009
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
Devices : Gold Letter V
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
2003
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
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
2003
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
Description Pending
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
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
Description
Description Pending
2003
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
Description
Description Pending
2003
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
Description
Description Pending
2003
Navy Sea Service Deployment
Criteria
The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps assigned to U.S. homeported (including Hawaii and Alaska) ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands, f... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Gold Star Individual Citation
Criteria
Awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brig... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Gold Star Individual Citation
Criteria
Awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brig... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Vietnam National Order 5th Class
Criteria
Authorized on 15 August 1950, for military or civilians, living or dead who have distinguished themselves by grandiose works, remarkable deeds in the discharge of their duty and/or by their bravery ho... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
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
2003
Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation - Aug/Sep 1954
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to United States Military Advisory Group ln Indo-China with the following citation: "During the months of August and September 1954, the ... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
Description
Description Pending
2003
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
Service to 1979
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1979 - 1979
US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1977 - 1979
Carrier Division 4 (COMCARDIV 4)
Carrier Division 4 (COMCARDIV 4)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1974 - 1977
USS America (CV-66)
USS America (CV-66)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1975 - 1977
USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1972 - 1974
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 and in an estimated
... More
1960 - 1973
USS Sylvania (AFS-2)
USS Sylvania (AFS-2)
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1971 - 1972
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1969 - 1971
Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15)
Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15)
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1967 - 1969
VA-76 Spirits
VA-76 Spirits
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1964 - 1967
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander James Benjamin Linder (NSN: 0-521643/1310), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in aeri... More
1967
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star to Commander James Benjamin Linder (NSN: 0-521643/1310), United Stat... More
1967
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Silver Star to Commander James Benjamin Linder (NSN: 0-521643/1310), Unite... More
1967
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Silver Star to Commander James Benjamin Linder (NSN: 0-521643/1310), Unite... More
1967
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commander James Benjamin Linder (NSN: 0-521643/1310), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and in... More
1966
Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1963 - 1964
VA-172 Blue Bolts
VA-172 Blue Bolts
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1960 - 1963
VA-44 Hornets
VA-44 Hornets
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1960 - 1960
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1959 - 1960
USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)
USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1957 - 1959
NAS Willow Grove
NAS Willow Grove
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1954 - 1957
USS Kearsarge (CVA-33)
USS Kearsarge (CVA-33)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1952 - 1954
FITRON - search for VF-###
FITRON - search for VF-###
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1950 - 1954
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
USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1951 - 1952
NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1950 - 1950
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Ensign
NEC
139X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1949 - 1950
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1949 - 1949
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1946 - 1949
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
NAB Little Creek
NAB Little Creek
Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 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
NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MD
NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MD
Rank
Seaman Recruit
Comments
Comments Pending
1943 - 1943
Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD)
School
Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD)
1943
Service from 1943

 
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