Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient for innovation toward the development of airpower doctrine as well as his bravery and service to his country as a member of the United States Army and Army Air Forces.
He trained in aviation at the University of California's School of Military Aeronautics.
He was also honored with a Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, and Distinguished Service Cross.
He was born in Los Cerillos, New Mexico and shot down over Rabaul, New Britain.
He and several others were tasked by Franklin D. Roosevelt to develop a production requirements plan for The Air War Plans Division in 1941.