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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Captain
Service Years
1938 - 1967
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Alabama
Captain Captain
Naval Aviator Wings


Location
Alabama
Plot Coordinates
B 5 64
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - El Centro, California
Jan 29, 1981
Service to 1967
NAF El Centro
NAF El Centro
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1965 - 1967
COMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Airborne Early Warning Wing Atlantic (COMFITAEWWINGLANT)
COMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Airborne Early Warning Wing Atlantic (COMFITAEWWINGLANT)
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1964 - 1965
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1962 - 1964
Naval Administrative Unit Lake Mead Base, Las Vegas, NV
Naval Administrative Unit Lake Mead Base, Las Vegas, NV
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1960 - 1962
National Defense Service Medal (1961-1974)
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
Commander Middle Eastern Force (COMMIDEASTFOR)
Commander Middle Eastern Force (COMMIDEASTFOR)
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1958 - 1960
Surface Warfare Development Group (SWDG)
Surface Warfare Development Group (SWDG)
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1957 - 1958
USS Intrepid (CVA-11)
USS Intrepid (CVA-11)
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1953 - 1957
VX-1 Pioneers
VX-1 Pioneers
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1953 - 1955
Bureau of Aeronautics
Bureau of Aeronautics
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1951 - 1953
VP-21 Blackjacks
VP-21 Blackjacks
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1949 - 1951
National Defense Service Medal (1950-1954)
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
Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet
Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1948 - 1949
Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1945 - 1946
USS Lunga Point (CVE-94)
USS Lunga Point (CVE-94)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1944 - 1945
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
'Skillfully avoiding attacks on friendly Chinese shipping, (he) directed strikes on Ting Hai Airfield and Harbor Shipping in the Chosen Area, despite adverse weather conditions and intense antiaircraf... More
1945
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
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
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
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
1945
Okinawa Gunto Operation
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
Iwo Jima Operation
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
Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
Description
The Invasion of Lingayen Gulf was an Allied amphibious operation in the Philippines during World War II. In the early morning of 6 January 1945, a large Allied force commanded by Admiral Jesse B. Olde... More
1945 - 1945
US Occupation of Japan
Description
At the end of the Second World War, Japan was occupied by the Allied Powers, led by the United States with contributions also from Australia, British India, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. This fo... More
1945 - 1945
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
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
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
New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
Description
The last obstacle in liberating all of New Guinea island was the Vogelkop Peninsula in Dutch New Guinea. The Japanese resistance on the peninsula gathered at Manokwari, and MacArthur did not wish to c... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Description
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II ... More
1944 - 1944
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1943 - 1944
USS Alabama (BB-60)
USS Alabama (BB-60)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1942 - 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
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
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
World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
Description
The European-Mediterranean-Middle East Theater was a major theater of operations during the Second World War (between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946). The vast size of Europe, Mediterranean and M... More
1943 - 1943
Battle of Tarawa
Description
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbe... More
1943 - 1943
USS St Louis (CL-49)
USS St Louis (CL-49)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1941 - 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
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
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
Defense of Adak
Description
In August 1942, the U.S. Army established an air base on Adak Island and began bombing Japanese positions on Kiska. U.S. Navy submarines and surface ships also began patrolling the area. Kiska Harbor ... More
1942 - 1942
Japanese Occupation of Attu and Kiska
Description
The Japanese occupation of Kiska took place between 6 June 1942 and 28 July 1943 during the Aleutian Islands Campaign of the American Theater and the Pacific Theater of World War II. The Japanese occu... More
1942 - 1942
Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
Description
Two carrier task forces (Vice Adm. W. F. Halsey and Rear Adm. F. J. Fletcher) and a bombardment group (Rear Adm. R. A. Spruance), totaling 2 aircraft carriers, 5 cruisers, and 10 destroyers, attack Kw... More
1942 - 1942
Naval Flight Training
Naval Flight Training
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1940 - 1941
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
1941
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
1941
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
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Description
The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters,  and Operation Z during planning, was a surpri... More
1941 - 1941
USS Somers (DD-381)
USS Somers (DD-381)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1938 - 1939
USS Louisville (CA-28)
USS Louisville (CA-28)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1938 - 1939
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
1939
Service from 1938

 
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