- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Underwater Demolition Team, U.S. Navy
- Awarded on:
- January 1947
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as leader of an Underwater Demolition Team during the daylight reconnaissance of Saipan Island, on 14 June 1944. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service."
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 358