- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Pilot Torpedo Squadron 81 (VT-81), U.S.S. Natoma Bay (CVE-62)
"For extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane in Torpedo Squadron EIGHTY-ONE (VT-81), embarked from the U.S.S. NATOMA BAY (CVE-62), in action on 25 October 1944, during the Battle for Leyte Gulf in the Philippine Islands. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."