Branch of Service: U. S. Air Force
Unit: First Commander of 23rd Air Force Combat Rescue and Special Operations
Specialty: Pilot, SAC, TAC, MAC, Special Operations, Search and Rescue
Active Duty Dates: 1954 to 1986
Armed Conflicts: Cold War, Vietnam, Grenada Theater
Decorations & Awards:
Distinguished Service Medal (one Oak leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (one OLC),Bronze star, Air Medal (one OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air force Commendation Medal (2 OLCs), Distinguished Presidential Unit Citation (one OLC), Meritorious service Medal (one OLC), Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (2 OLCs0, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 silver and 3 bronze Service Stars, Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze OLCs, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.
Speaking Subjects: SAC and the B-47, Combat Rescue, Airlift and the C-5