He enlisted in Boston June 12, 1944 in the United States Marine Corp and assigned to the Fifth Division. On March 9th his family reported to the Lowell Sun that he spoke "of the dramatice rising of the flag on the volcano on Iwo Jima". He reported that his farm experience helped him dig his fox hole.
He was killed in action on Hill No. 362 on March 6th on one of the bloodiest fights of all. He was twenty five years old. He left his parents, three sisters, a brother and a fiance, Miss Virginia Goldwaite of Dunstable.
He was the first Tyngsboro hero to be repatriated on American soil. The entire population of Tyngsboro came to his funeral in April of 1948. He is buried near his home in the Sherburne Cemetery on Coburn Road.
After the war his father was active in civic politics and owned "The Dairy Bar" across from the Tyngsboro Country Club.
Please remember this Tyngsboro hero that was surely missed.