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Reid, Raymond John


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 21:53:10

Reid, Raymond John

Waterloo, IA

Serial No: 6203273

Born: Oct 27, 1918

Parents: David Reid and Elizabeth Reid

Entered Navy: Jan 21, 1942

Training in US: NTS, Great Lakes, IL

Left for Overseas: Boston, MA on Aug 2, 1942; arrived Freetown, So. Africa

Overseas Training: Casablanca, Port Layotte, Africa. Assigned to Sq. VP92, Sq. VP 73, Sq VP 128

Sent Into Combat: First invasion with the Navy

Engagemens: Various engagements at sea with subs; Casablanca, Sicily, Italy on D-Day.

Medals-Ribbons: European Theater with 3 Stars, good Conduct, Air Crew Wings (2 Stars), American Theater.

Returned to US: May 19, 1944

Discharged: Newport, RI on Sep 13, 1944. Rating: AOM3/c

Months in Service: In US, 21; overseas, 22-1/2

Present Occupation: Meat processor at RathÕs.

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: He is buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA as is his wife Helen and his parents.


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