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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Birth:
03 May 1947 1
Death:
10 May 1967 1
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Full Name:
John Michael Reid 1
Birth:
03 May 1947 1
Male 1
Death:
10 May 1967 1
Cause: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar 1
Age at Death: 20 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 10 May 1967 1
Casualty Location: Hill 110, 4km N of Que Son 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Residence:
Hometown: Magnolia, NJ 1
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Battalion:
1st Bn 1
Company:
C Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
Grade:
E4 1
Major Command:
9th MAB 1
Posthumous Decoration:
Navy Cross 1
Regiment:
3rd Marines 1
Service:
Marine Corps 1
Specialty:
Rifleman (USMC) 1
Years Served:
1 1
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Religion:
Roman Catholic 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 85 1
Panel: 19E 1

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Cpl REID, I don't remember to much, but was told of his HEROICS by my old Capt Jerry RECZEK. Cpl Reid is on the WALL on Panel 019East, Row 085. Rest in Peace. *REID, JOHN MICHAEL Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1/3, 9th Amphibious Brigade, III Marine Amphibious Force Date of Action: May 10, 1967 Citation: The Navy Cross is presented to John Michael Reid, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as a Rifle Squad Leader while serving with Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1/3 in the Republic of Vietnam on 10 May 1967. While participating in Operation Beaver Cage, Corporal Reid's platoon became heavily engaged in combat with a Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troop unit and was receiving casualties from enemy automatic weapons, small arms and mortar fire. One machine gun team was placed completely out of action by enemy mortars. Seeing that enemy fire had his platoon pinned down in exposed positions, he unhesitatingly moved across open ground to the machine gun, seized it and advanced another 20 to 30 meters. Being forced down several times during this maneuver, he reached his new position and delivered a heavy volume of accurate fire on the enemy positions, temporarily halting their fire, which allowed six other members of his squad to gain a covered position. Corporal Reid continued firing the machine gun from the exposed position in the rice paddy to thwart the advance of enemy troops attempting to overrun his platoon and endanger the Company's flank. While in his exposed position, Corporal Reid was wounded in the leg by rifle fire and as he moved forward to gain cover, he was hit again and mortally wounded. By his daring action and devotion to duty, Corporal Reid gave his life to save those of his fellow Marines, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Home Town: Magnolia, New Jersey

Thank you Cpl. for your devotion, loyalty, and traditions to this great nation and to our Corps.

THE WALL
Standing here in front of the Wall
silently reading your name
solemnly I thank you one and all
Each of you different, yet the same

The list seems forever endless
but I remember your faces
you made the supreme sacrifice, I confess
as I walk slowly with measured paces

Each one of you answered the call
willingly or not, you gave your lives
Rest easy, my Brothers - heroes all
The Nation still survives


"War drew us from our homeland
In the sunlit springtime of our youth.
Those who did not come back alive remain
in perpetual springtime -- forever young --
And a part of them is with us always."
--- Author Unknown ---
God Bless   You

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