1922 : military service in the Bataillon d'infanterie de la Martinique (BIM).
1924 : enlisted in the BIM. et choisit de se rengager en 1924.
1925 to 1929 : appointed to Morocco.
1926 : promoted caporal (corporal).
1927 : promoted sergent (sergeant).
1933-1937 : appointed to Tonkin.
Summer 1937 to September 1939 : appointed to Sénégal.
October 1939 : appointed to Lebanon as sergent-chef (master sergant) serving in the 24th Régiment d'infanterie coloniale (24e RIC).
27 June 1940 : from Tripoli via Beyrouth, joined the British in Palestine with the 3rd company of the 24th RIC led by capitaine Folliot.
July 1940 : gathered in the Moascar camp, the first Free Frenchmen created the 1st Bataillon d'infanterie de marine (1er BIM).
September 1940 to May 1941 : 1st campaign in Libya with 1st COY - BIM.
1st October 1940 : promoted adjudant.
June 1941 : campaign in Syria - promoted adjudant-chef.
1st April 1942 : appointed to the Bataillon de marche n° 11 (BM 11) integrated in the 2nd Free French Brigade led by general Cazaud.
October 1942 : 2nd campaign in Libya and operations in Egypt - Battle of El Alamein.
May 1943 : campaign in Tunesia, the Tripolitania and again Tunesia.
3rd October 1943 : accidentally wounded by a landmine in Cape Bon - Tunesia : suffering from multiple neck and shoulder injuries and perforated eardrums, he had also to undergo amputation of his right forearm.
December 1943 : left the hospital and appointed to the 3rd Régiment de tirailleurs sénégalais (3e RTS).
September 1946 : retired in Aix-en-Provence.
(from) 19 August 1958 : member of the Conseil de l'Ordre de la Libération.
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