His military career with both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force spanned over 40 years. He proudly served his country during three wars, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In 1938 while stationed at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, HI, he was his Divisions boxing delegate. He received numerous commendations, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal and the European, African and Middle-Eastern Service Medals. He retired in 1978 as Base Commander of the 108th Combat Support Group at McGuire AFB. He was actively involved with many civic and religious organizations throughout his lifetime, including The Shore Surf Club, The Knights of Columbus, Bricktown #836, the ROMEO Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and the Retired Officers’ Association. He was an active parishioner of St. Martha’s Church in Point Pleasant since moving to the shore in 1970. He loved spending time with his family, fishing and enjoying Sea Girt beach.