The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by United States Congress in 1919 as a war time patriotic Veterans' organization devoted to mutual helpfulness to our active military and Veterans. It's the Nation's largest and 2nd oldest Veterans' service organization in the country, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to our fellow active service members, Veterans and their families.
He was a Sgt. in the U.S Army with Co. L of the 363rd Infantry , he was killed on Oct 1, 1918 in France and was the 1st man KIA from Manteca during World War 1.
Served in the U. S. Navy, he was a Yeoman 2nd Class and was the 1st man from Manteca during World War 2 to be KIA, on December 31st 1941 during the Defense of Corregidor in the Philippines.