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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Major
Service Years
1951 - 1962
AFSC/MOS
1331-Pilot, Strategic Reconnaissance
Home State
South Carolina


Aviator (Senior)



Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Cuba
Conflict
Cold War Incident - Korean Air Lines Flight 007
Location of Interment
Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Park - Greenville, South Carolina
Oct 27, 1962
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
Air Force 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
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
Comments
Comments 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
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Air Force Longevity Award
Criteria
It is awarded to all service members of the U.S. Air Force who complete four years of honorable active or reserve military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Air Force Long... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Air Force Longevity Award
Criteria
It is awarded to all service members of the U.S. Air Force who complete four years of honorable active or reserve military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Air Force Long... 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
Service to 1962
4028th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
4028th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
Rank
Major
Location
Laughlin AFB, Del Rio - Texas
Comments
Comments Pending
1962 - 1962
4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing
4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing
Rank
Major
Location
Laughlin AFB, Del Rio - Texas
Comments
Comments Pending
1962 - 1962
Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Rank
Major
Location
McCoy AFB - Florida
AFSC
1331-Pilot, Strategic Reconnaissance
Comments
Comments Pending
1962 - 1962
Air Force Cross
Criteria
The Air Force Cross is the second highest decoration awarded by the Air Force and is given for extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor
Comments
Awarded for actions during the Cold War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pride in presenting the Air Force Cross (Posthumou... 
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1962
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
1962
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1962
Air Medal
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
1962
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
Comments
Comments Pending
1962
Cuban Missile Crisis
Description
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the Caribbean Crisis or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American b... More
1962 - 1962
Air Medal
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
1954
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
Comments
Comments Pending
1954
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
1953
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
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
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
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
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
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
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
Service from 1951
Department of the Air Force, Pentagon
Department of the Air Force, Pentagon
Rank
AFROTC Cadet 1st Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
1944 - 1948

 
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