Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the war against Philippine rebels as a Private in Company B, 33rd United States Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Vigan Luzon, Philippine Islands, on December 4, 1899. His citation reads "Discovered a party of insurgents inside a wall, climbed to the top of the wall, covered them with his gun, and forced them to stack arms and surrender." His Medal was awarded to him on February 7, 1902.