First assigned to the 611th tank destroyer battalion, he was moved to the 106th cavalry. He served in Troop B of the 106th Cavalry Recon. Squadron during WWII. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, First Oak Leaf Cluster to Bronze Star among others. Received the Commemorative Certificate/Citation Award of "The Jubilee of Liberty" from Normandy. This is given to soldiers engaged in the battles of D-Day in Normandy and the Liberation.