Recognized American fighter pilot from the Korean War era. He received both Silver Star as well as the Recognized Service Combination for his aerial fight heroics. He became a member of the U.S. Military Air Forces when he was qualified to receive service. While functioning as a check pilot, he was wiped out within a 1954 crash over Edwards Surroundings Force Bottom. He was wedded to Pearl McConnell. He was highlighted in the film The McConnell Tale, which starred Alan Ladd.