Born 6 June 1932

Private First Class

He was a member of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 June 1932
  • Date of death: 1 August 1952
  • County: Morgan
  • Hometown: Wartburg
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: New Petros Cemetery, Petros, Morgan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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