George Croghan Reid
Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps
career military officer, he received his for
services rendered at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21-22, 1914.
He was born at Lorian, Ohio, on December 9, 1876 and died on February 19, 1961. He is buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
REID, GEORGE CROGHAN
Brigadier General George C. Reid, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Vera Cruz, Mexico, in April 1914, died February 19, 1961, at U.S. Air Force Hospital, Harlingen Air Force Base, Texas.
George Croghan Reid was born Lorain, Ohio, December 9, 1876. He was appointed a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps for the War with Spain, May 20, 1898. He was honorably discharged February 20, 1899. He was appointed first lieutenant in the regular establishment of the Marine Corps, April 8, 1899; promoted to the rank of captain, July 23, 1900; major, January 16, 1909; lieutenant colonel, August 29, 1916; colonel, June 4, 1920; and brigadier general on retirement, September 1, 1930.
He served on the Asiatic Station from May 1899 to May 1902. This duty included service with the China Relief Expedition during the Boxer Uprising from June 1900 to October 1900. He was a member of the relief forces which marched to the rescue of the legations besieged in Peking. He also performed duty in the Philippine Islands and with the Asiatic Fleet during this three-year period.
Rank and organization: Major, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 9 December 1876, Lorain, Ohio. Appointed from: Ohio. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements
of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914; was eminent and conspicuous in command
of his battalion; was in the righting of both days and exhibited courage
and skill in leading his men through action. His cool judgment and courage
and his skill in handling his men in encountering and overcoming the machinegun
and rifle fire down Cinco de Mayo and parallel streets account for the
small percentage of the losses of marines
Photo Couresy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
BRIG GEN US MARINE CORPS RETD
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 03/15/1914
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION E.D W SITE 965
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