Editor’s note: This tribute is one in a series of reader-submitted tributes to World War II-era veterans that will be posted during April.
BRANCH: U.S. Navy.
YEARS OF SERVICE: Feb. 5, 1943-March 9, 1946.
HIGHEST RANK ATTAINED: Radarman second class.
SIGNIFICANT DUTY STATIONS OR DEPLOYMENTS DURING THE WAR: USS YMS-119, USS Patapsco (AOG-1).
AWARDS: Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal (one star), American Area Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal.