- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Pilot Sea Plane, U.S.S. San Francisco (CA-38)
"For extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Seaplane embarked from the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38), in action on 15 June 1944, in the Pacific War Area. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."