Wow that awesome you have all his records. Three war veteran .... not many men can claim that!
Well, I guess you could say 4 wars, if you counted the Cold War. He spent a lot of years in Germany and Austria, including on the Czechoslovakian border, and in Panama, Thailand, and post-war Korea. He had some pretty good stacks of service stripes and overseas bars when he got out.
This photo was taken in the 60's when he was still a master sergeant. He retired in December '71 shortly after making sergeant major. If you look closely you can see the solid 14kt gold Distinguished Marksman Badge he was awarded in 1936 when he was with Co F, 161st Infantry, Washington National Guard. He was buried with it in 1983.
Edited by deddygetty, 16 January 2019 - 03:23 PM.