VETERAN OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES
Army Rank: Tech Corporal
Military Honors and Awards:
Good Conduct Medal
Philippine Liberation with
2 Bronze Stars
Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal
Expert Rifleman Badge
Presidential Unit Citation
Camp Perry, Fort Louis, Hawaii, New Guinea Morotai Island, Philippines, and Japan occupation
I served in the Army as a Technical Corporal from 1942-1945. I was inducted in 1942 at Camp Perry, Ohio. I took basic training at Fort Louis, Washington. From there I served on the Hawaiian Islands in 1943 and New Guinea in early 1944. I was sent to Morotai Island in December 1944, the Philippines, and Luzon. I finally was sent to Honshu, Japan in 1945.
During my years of service I was honored with such awards as Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation with 2 Bronze Stars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal, Expert Rifleman Badge, and the Presidential Unit Citation.