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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Service Years
1961 - 1972
AFSC/MOS
115X0-Pararescue
Home State
Iowa


Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)
Parachutist (Basic)



Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall Coordinates
02W 130
Apr 06, 1972
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
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
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
Airman's Medal
Criteria
The Airman's Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Air Force, distinguish themselves by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.
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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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 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 Force Commendation Medal
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 Commendation Medal
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
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
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
Devices : Gold Letter V
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 Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Air Force Good Conduct Medal has been awarded for qualifying service from May 31, 1963 to the present.
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Air Force Good Conduct Medal has been awarded for qualifying service from May 31, 1963 to the present.
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
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
Service to 1972
37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Rank
Technical Sergeant
Location
Da Nang AB - Vietnam, South
Comments
Comments Pending
1970 - 1972
3rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group
3rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group
Rank
Technical Sergeant
AFSC
115X0-Pararescue
Comments
Comments Pending
1970 - 1972
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
1972
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Air Force Good Conduct Medal has been awarded for qualifying service from May 31, 1963 to the present.
Comments
Comments Pending
1972
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
1972
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
1972
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
1972
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
1972
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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1968 - 1972
Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
Description
Various Air Missions and sorties over North Vietnam
1968 - 1972
Eglin Air Force Base
Eglin Air Force Base
Rank
Technical Sergeant
Location
Valparaiso - Florida
AFSC
115X0-Pararescue
Comments
Comments Pending
1969 - 1970
37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Da Nang AB - Vietnam, South
AFSC
115X0-Pararescue
Comments
Comments Pending
1968 - 1969
79th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
79th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Hickam AFB, Hawaii; Andersen AFB, Guam
AFSC
115X0-Pararescue
Comments
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1966 - 1967
Kirtland Air Force Base
Kirtland Air Force Base
Rank
Airman 1st Class
Location
Albuquerque - New Mexico
AFSC
73030-Personnel Specialist
Comments
Comments Pending
1961 - 1965
Air Training Command
Air Training Command
Rank
Airman 3rd Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1961 - 1961
Service from 1961

 
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