"Active service: February 27, 1942 to December 30, 1945 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, North Africa & Italy
50 combat missions, 245 combat hours.
Decorations & Awards:
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal wit h 4 bronze service stars, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Service Medal, WWII Victory medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button (WWII)
Held the rank of Major upon completion of WWII service."