7 February 1965 — Camp Holloway near Pleiku Vietnam
Killed in the 7 February 1965 attack of Viet Cong soldiers at US helicopter facility Camp Holloway near Pleiku Vietnam.
Killed in action standing guard duty. He noticed movement and advanced killing at least 1 Viet Cong but was mortally wounded. Received posthumously Silver Star for his gallantry in action. Pyle Barracks was officially so named on MACV General Orders Number 1475, 7 July 1965.