Birth:Aug. 21, 1952 Death:May 2, 1972 Hai Phong Municipality, Vietnam
United States Army Specialist 4 served with the Fourth Cavalry Regiment. He was gunner aboard a UH-1H Huey helicopter while assisting the recovery of of two downed Air Force pilots. The aircraft was hit with an SA-7 surface to air missile and crashed in an area heavy with North Vietnamese Army forces. Three other crewmen; pilot, CWO William C Jesse; co-pilot, WO John J Petrilla and crew chief, Spec Charles V Morgan were classified as Missing In Action along with passenger, CPT Joseph M Berkson. Seven weeks later, on 20 Jul 1972 the wreckage was located and their remains were recovered and early in 1973 he was identified.
Burial: Los Angeles National Cemetery Los Angeles Los Angeles County California, USA Plot: Section 149 Row F Site 21