Strasburg native. Joined the US Army October 25, 1917. Trained at Camp Lee Virginia.
Deployed to France on May 22, 1918 as part of Company M, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division. Involved in Battles of the Somme, St. Mihiel, Meuse Argonne, all of which involved heavy fighting and heavy casualties.
Discharged at Camp Lee on June 7 1919. Post war occupation, US Post Office.