Armed Forces: Marines
Rank: Private First Class (Pfc.)
Unit: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division
Campaigns: Guadalcanal, New Zealand, and Tarawa
No. Years in Service: 1942-November 1943
Date of Enlistment: June 1942
Notes: Was killed in action on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands by a Japanese sniper, November 27, 1943. He and a few other marines were scouting around looking for a place to put a hospital, when a Japanese sniper shot him. His unit (2nd Marine Division) received the Presidential Unit Citation for their braveness on Tarawa.