John Michael Reid

John Michael Reid

Vietnam War · US Marine Corps · Corporal
Vietnam War (1955 - 1975)
Regiment

3rd Marines

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Conflict Period

Vietnam War

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Posthumous Decoration

Navy Cross

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Company

C Co

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Major Command

9th MAB

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Battalion

1st Bn

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Served For

United States of America

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Years Served

1

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Specialty

Rifleman (USMC)

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Branch

Marine Corps

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Grade

E4

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Rank

Corporal

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Stories about John Michael Reid

    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

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