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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Major
Service Years
1951 - 1966
AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Home State
Minnesota


Aviator (Senior)



Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall Coordinates
08E 028
Jun 09, 1966
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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1961 - 1973
Service to 1966
602nd Fighter Squadron
602nd Fighter Squadron
Rank
Captain
Location
Bien Hoa AB - Vietnam, South
AFSC
1115A-Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
1966 - 1966
3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
Rank
Captain
Location
Bien Hoa AB - Vietnam, South
Comments
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1966 - 1966
14th Air Commando Wing
14th Air Commando Wing
Rank
Captain
Location
Bien Hoa AB - Vietnam, South
Comments
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1966 - 1966
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
1966
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
1966
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
1966
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
1966
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
http://www.afhra.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=9712
1966
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
1966
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
1966
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
1966
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
1966
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
1966
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
1965
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
1965
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
pp. 88+"Air Commando" by Philip D. Chinnery

Flew as a 1st Lt. in T-28s.
1963
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
1961
Officer Candidate School (OCS)
Officer Candidate School (OCS)
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Lackland AFB - Texas
AFSC
1-Air Force Officer
Comments
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1952 - 1952
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
1952
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
1952
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
1952
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
1952
Service from 1951

 
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