Ned Reid “The General” Ned died Tuesday, March 1,2005 in a military nursing home in Los Altos, California. Ned wore his army hat with his medals and the patients and nurses called him “The General.”
Ned Roscoe Reid was born December 31, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Samuel Roscoe (Ross) Reid and Vera Hancock Reid. He was the fourth of eight children. He attended Salt Lake schools and graduated from West High. Ned was involved with the ROTC in high school and was honored to serve as the Captain of Calisthenics during a three school performance at the University of Utah in 1943.
Ned served in the Army's 10Ist Airborne in Europe in the Battle of the Bulge. During service in the 17th Airborne Division, he parachuted into the midst of German troops in Wesel, Germany. His legs had been shattered by shrapnel in the Battle of The Bulge, but he had recovered sufficiently to return to duty in time to rejoin his company. He felt lucky to come thru the war alive.
Ned married Shirlie Phyllis Ohlin July 12, 1947. They lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, Omaha, Nebrasks, Twin Falls, Idaho, and then settled in California. Ned and Shirlie were the parents of two children, Cynthia and Kevin. Ned worked as an insurance salesman. Ned and Shirlie later divorced.
Ned is survived by his son Kevin and daughter Cindy, both of California, sisters Betty Brown of Holladay, Utah, Shirley Walton of Bountiful, Utah, brothers Greg of Omaha, Nebraska, Don (Leila) of West Jordan, Utah, and Earl (Arlene) of St. George, Utah. Ned was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Vera, his wife Shirlie, and two brothers Keith and Robert.
Ned's wish was to be cremated and the family plans to have his remains laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery. Condolences to the family can be sent to Don Reid 6256 S. Gold Medal Drive #B105, West Jordan, Utah 84084.
Ned, we want you and your family to know that we love you very much and hope to see you again.
- SFC US ARMY
- WORLD WAR II, KOREA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/31/1924
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/01/2005
- BURIED AT: SECTION 69 SITE 660
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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