Feb. 8, 1918 Orafino Frontier County Nebraska, USA
Oct. 6, 1966 Colfax Placer County California, USA
Served as a Lt. Col. from California in the US Air Force During World War II; received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
The Distinguished Flying Cross is a medal awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself or herself in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight, subsequent to November 11, 1918."
The Air Medal is a military decoration awarded for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
An oak leaf cluster is an award device worn to denote subsequent awards of particular decorations or medals which have been awarded to a soldier or airmen previously.