Born 16 January 1913, Oklahoma. West Point, Class of 1934. Commisioned in Field Artillery; transitioned to Air Corps (1935); later transferred back to artillery (1938). Graduate, Primary Flying School (1935), Flying School Attack Course (1935), Naval War College (1955), Armed Forces Staff College (1951), Command & General Staff School (1947). World War II; Korea (2 awards of the Bronze Star). Colonel (temporary) 29 June 1951. Retired as Brigadier General. All or most of this should appear in the obituary.