Freedom Committee of Orange County
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Branch of Service: Army of the United States (AUS)
Unit: 3rd. Infantry Division, Morocco, 1st Infantry Division, Sicily, and 1st Infantry Division, Normandy.
Specialty: Combat Infantryman
Active Duty Dates: October 1940 to October 1945
Armed Conflicts: WWII
Campaigns: Morocco, North Africa, Sicily, Omaha Beach, France and the Rhineland, Germany
Decorations & Awards:
Awarded Presidential Unit Citation for action at El Guitar in North Africa, Awarded Bronze Star for Valor,
D-Day, June 6, 1944, Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor 9 & 10 June 1944 for action in Normandy, France.
Another Bronze Star during the Normandy campaign, Awarded three Purple Heart medals, two for action in Normandy,
and one in Germany, Received the Silver Star Medal for action in Germany. French Croix de Guerre and Belgium Croix de
Guerre. Two more Presidential Unit Citations. Combat Infantry Badge. England’s King George military medal; German
Occupational medal. European Theater Campaign medal with silver star and two bronze stars clusters with V-device.
American Defense medal, American Theatre medal, WWII Victory medal., and given a battlefield commission to 2nd
Lieutenant. Knighted by the Belgium Government with a King Leopold medal, March 1966. Received the French Legion of
Honor, May 2002
Speaking Subjects: “The Combat Infantryman”