Rank: Torpedo Man
Hometown: Fairland, OK
Wartime Locations: Pearl Harbor
Wartime Service Dates: 1941 - 1946
Major Battles: Pearl Harbor
Unit: Submarine Division
Significant Accomplishments: During the attack on Pearl Harbor, my grandfather did a selfless act. He and a buddy of his took over a small fishing boat and went out into the water in the harbor and proceeded to pull fellow service men out of the water, while bombing was going on all around them. My grandfather did not get a medal for this act, but in my and my families eyes he is a true Hero.