Harry William Reed – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps

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Harry William Reed
Salem, Ohio
Born March 20, 1913
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
Service Number 011229
Killed in Action
Died July 30, 1951 in Korea

Lieutenant Colonel Reed was the pilot of a F4U-4B Corsair fighter with the Marine Fighter Squadron 312, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing.

On July 30, 1951, while on a combat mission near Pyongyang, North Korea, another F4U-4B was hit by anti-aircraft fire, went out of control and struck his aircraft, causing it to crash. Lieutenant Colonel Reed was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

REED, HARRY WILLIAM
LT COL   US MARINE CORPS

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 05/21/1942 – 09/30/1951
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/20/1913
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/30/1951
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/24/1955
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 8716-B
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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