Major General Samuel L. Reid, United States Army, (Retired) completed his life on earth and started his new life with the Lord on 13 June 2008.
Samuel Reid was born on 20 July 1920 in Charleston, South Carolina. He grew up in downtown Charleston, graduated from the Citadel in 1941, and entered Active Duty in December of that year.
After serving in the South Pacific during World War II, he was stationed in Bejing, China where he spent a year under house arrest after the Communists came to power.
His military career included assignments as Division Artillery Commander and subsequently Chief of Staff in the 3rd Infantry Division, Wurtzburg, Federal Republic of Germany; Chief of Staff, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Director of Enlisted Personnel, Department of the Army; and Chief of Staff, Third U.S. Army.
After retiring from the Army, General Reid graduated from Law School at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and practiced law in Beaufort, South Carolina.
For the past ten years, he has resided in the Washington, D.C. area.
General Reid was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Cardo of Charlotte, North Carolina, whom he married in 1941.
They have four daughters, Diane Gross of Flagstaff, Arizona; Patricial Conk of Woodbridge, Virginia; Catherine Reid of Geneva, Switzerland; and Julia Burgess of Orangeburg, South Carolina.
His funeral service will be held at 0900 on 30 September 2008 in the Fort Myer Chapel with internment immediately following at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Capitol Hospice, Attn: Development Office, 6565 Arlington Blvd, Suite 500, Falls Church, Virginia 22042.
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