John S. Redden
Sergeant, United States Army
|Courtesy of his brother,
Bernard J. Redden:
John S. Redden entered the United States Army in 1942, and served
in North Africa, Sicily and Italy during World War II. He was honorably
discharged in 1945. He spent the next two years in the Army reserves, then
re-enlisted in the Regular Army until being retired because of a physical
disability in May of 1973, with the rank of
His tours of duty following World War II included Korea, Vietnam, Germany and Belgium.
His combined military service amounted to 25 years, 4 months.
His citations, besides those awarded for World War II service, include the National Defense Service Medal; the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm; the Vietnam Service Medal; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with /Device 1960; Sharpshooter M-14 Rifle.)
Sergeant Redden died at Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington ,
D.C. on June
The son of the late John S. Sr. and Marie E. Redden, he was born
in Chester, Pennsylvania, on July 7, 1920. He was predeceased by his adopted
son, Patrick M. Redden, and two brothers, Edward J. and Harry J. Redden.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Claudine M. Redden, daughters Joyce
M. Blizzard of Cordova,
He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on November 14, 2001.
Updated: 23 February 2003