29 Mar 1925 - 30 Apr 1975

Inducted into the USMC on October 19, 1943. Trained at Camp Pendleton and in Hawaii was assigned to Co. F, 2nd Bn, 26th Marines, 5th Division.

He saw action on Iwo Jima in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal 15 March 1945 U.S. Naval Hospital “for wounds received as result of enemy action in the Asiatic - Pacific Area, on 26 February 1945.”

In addition to the Purple Heart Medal and Expert Rifleman Medal, he was awarded: American Victory Ribbon; American Campaign Ribbon; Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon.