Dec. 5, 1921 Birmingham Jefferson County Alabama, USA
Mar. 29, 1998
Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Technical Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 3d Platoon, Company G, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 23-24, 1951. His citation in part reads "Dazed and suffering from concussion, he still refused medical aid and, despite weakness from loss of blood, moved from foxhole to foxhole, directing fire, resuppplying ammunition, rendering first aid, and encouraging his men. By his heroic actions in the face of almost certain death, when the unit's ability to hold the disadvantageous position was doubtful, he instilled confidence in his troops, inspiring them to rally repeatedly and turn back the furious assaults."