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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Colonel
Service Years
1943 - 1978
AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Home State
Tennessee


Aviator (Command)



Location
Tennessee
Plot Coordinates
Court 7, Section E, Column 15, Niche 2
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Nov 02, 2011
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
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
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Comments Pending
2003
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
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Comments Pending
2003
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
2003
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
2003
Air Force Commendation Medal (1958-2015)
Criteria
The Air Force Commendation Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States below the grade of Brigadier General who, while serving in any capacity with the Air Force, distingu... 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
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
Air Force Combat Readiness Award
Criteria
The Combat Readiness Medal is awarded to military service members after August 1, 1960, for sustained individual combat or mission readiness or preparedness for direct weapon system employment.
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Army Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members of the Army who distinguish themselves by exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during a specified period of conti... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
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
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Comments
Comments 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
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
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... 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
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
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
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
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Reserve Medal is awarded to United States Armed Forces Reserve component members (or former members) who complete (or have completed) a total of ten years service. This service need n... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Criteria
The United States Air Force awards a single ribbon, known as the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, for an expert qualification on either the M-16 rifle, M-4 carbine or the individuals AFSC's (dut... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Service to 1978
HQ Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
HQ Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
Rank
Colonel
Location
Scott AFB - Illinois
Comments
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1974 - 1978
Legion of Merit (1939-2015)
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1978
1550th Aircrew Training and Test Wing
1550th Aircrew Training and Test Wing
Rank
Colonel
Location
Hill AFB - Utah
Comments
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1973 - 1974
1551st Flying Training Squadron
1551st Flying Training Squadron
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Hill AFB - Utah
Comments
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1971 - 1973
48th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
48th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Eglin AFB - Florida
AFSC
1021A-Pilot
Comments
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1968 - 1971
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
Comments Pending
1970
Operation Kingpin (Son Tay Prison Raid)
Description
Operation Kingpin, the raid on the Son Tay prison in North Vietnam, was the largest and most complex special operations mission of the Vietnam War. It would be a joint operation with the Army, Navy, a... More
1970 - 1970
40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Rank
Major
Location
Udorn RTAFB - Thailand
AFSC
1021A-Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1968 - 1968
39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing, Detachment 2, 39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing
39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing, Detachment 2, 39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing
Rank
Major
Location
Udorn RTAFB - Thailand
AFSC
1021A-Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1967 - 1968
Distinguished Flying Cross
Devices : Gold Letter V
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
1968
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
1968
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
1968
Vietnam War
Description
Overview of the Vietnam War


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated
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1967 - 1968
Eastern Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Center, Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
Eastern Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Center, Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
Rank
Major
Location
MacDill AFB - Florida
AFSC
1021A-Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1965 - 1967
Ramstein Air Base
Ramstein Air Base
Rank
Captain
Location
Ramstein AB - Germany, West
AFSC
1021A-Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1962 - 1965
Air Force Bases/ Installations
Air Force Bases/ Installations
Rank
Captain
Location
Brookley AFB, Mobile, AL - Alabama
AFSC
1021A-Pilot
Comments
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1958 - 1962
Turner Air Force Base
Turner Air Force Base
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Turner AFB - Georgia
AFSC
1021A-Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1955 - 1958
56th Air Rescue Squadron
56th Air Rescue Squadron
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Sidi Slimane AB, French Morocco - Morocco
AFSC
AAF MOS 1051-Pilot - Two-Engine
Comments
Comments Pending
1952 - 1955
Aviation Cadet Flight School
Aviation Cadet Flight School
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Reese AFB - Texas
AFSC
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Comments
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1950 - 1951
US Navy Reserve (USNR)
US Navy Reserve (USNR)
Rank
[Other Service Rank]
Comments
Comments Pending
1946 - 1950
US Navy (USN)
US Navy (USN)
Rank
[Other Service Rank]
Comments
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1943 - 1946
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1943 - 1945
Service from 1943

 
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