U.S. Air Force pilot who was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor following a heroic World War II mission.
He was an Eagle Scout during his teenage years and later studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He received two Distinguished Flying Crosses and two Silver Stars during his military career.
He married Barbara Zeamer in 1949, and the couple had five daughters.
He and General James Doolittle were both recipients of the Medal of Honor.