Staff sergeant and paratrooper for the famous Easy Company who was known for his wild behavior, and participated in the Brecourt Manor Assault.
He worked for Baldwin Locomotive Works before he enlisted.
He received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Good Conduct Medal. He later wrote a novel about his experience in the war.
He married Francis Guaarnere.
The series Band of Brothers, which starred actor Damian Lewis, was partially based on his memories of WWII.