Served WWI enlisted at 14 He was 15 when he reached France Trained at Dayton Wright Aircraft Co Dayton Ohio. On returning after the war he returned to Tennessee to finish High school. He married Ruby Williams from his hometown of Limestone TN. Returned to Dayton was a Dayton Firefighter for several years and then joined the Dayton Police Dept. He helped in the capture of John Dillinger When WWII started he Joined the Army again as a Officer. After the war he returned to the Police Department were he retired after 26 years as a Sgt. Korean war started he returned to the Army and retired as a Lt Col.