Folk Personality, Career Officer. Served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1942. He was cited for gallantry in the South Pacific, Guadalcanal in 1942 and Tarawa in 1943. He was General J.C. Smith's Aide de Camp and in 1944 he became an air cadet. That same year he received his wings from the Corpus Christi NAS. He had 374.7 flight hours, 579 in Avengers. He was aboard the FT-117 plane that was part of the infamous Flight 19 squadron that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle while on a training mission out of a Naval Base in Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale.
Burial: Body lost or destroyed Specifically: Disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle
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