Hometown: Iola, KS
Wartime Locations: Europe - Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Wartime Service Dates: Sept 16, 1943 to Nov 30 1945
Major Battles: Normandy, Northern France,(Battle of the Bulge) Rhineland, Central Europe
Unit: 8th Infantry Pathfinders
Significant Accomplishments: First Scout for his company - also led many officers and units to their places on the front lines through machine gun fire and mine fields. He was always put in front.
Medals: Bronze Star, (Refused a Purple Heart for a shrapnel wound),Combat Infantry Badge, 4 Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, a thank you letter from the French Government for his service.European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon