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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


Posted: 22 August 2004 Updated: 21 November 2005
The Purple Heart Medal