I know he was in the Army. He fought in WWII and the Korean war. He was part of the VFW in Martinsburg, Wv. He said he fought under Gen.Patton also.He died Nov. 8,1992. I'll try to get a hold of my Aunt. But, she is very difficult to get a hold of. He did have a military service for his funeral. I want to say that he was born in WV , but I'm not even sure of that. That you SO much for your help !