He was a captain when he ended his 21 year career. He participated in nuclear testing sites in Nevada during the 50s and saw combat during the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign and the Korean War and many more. He was a member of the 11th Airborne Paratroopers and recieved mountain climbing and rescue training while in Colorado. While stationed in Austria he was assigned duty as a ski instructor. He recieved many honors and awards; WWII Victory, Good Conduct, American Defense Service, American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, Purple Heart, Combat INfantryman Badge with Star, United Nations Service, Korean Service, 3 overseas Bars, Army occupation (germany), National Defense Service, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, WWII Presidential Unit Citation, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.