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First Name: Mack

Last Name: Reed

Birthplace: TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Abilene, TX
Middle Name: G.

Date of Birth: 07 August 1923

Date of Death: 12 July 1971

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
Mack Gray Reed

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Mack Gray Reed

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 32 (May 13, 1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Mack G. Reed (ASN: 0-1058361), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 35th Infantry Division, in action in the vicinity of ****, Germany, on 15 April 1945.
When intense concentrations of enemy fire forced his platoon to withdraw from its assault on an enemy pocket of resistance, leaving several wounded men behind, Lieutenant Reed quickly reorganized his troops and led them forward by another route. Making maximum use of cover and concealment, he reached the edge of the town of ****, personally captured the officer directing the defense of the pocket, then, aided by information secured from the captured enemy commander, led his platoon in capturing the entire German garrison without additional casualties. He then led his troops in an assault on enemy outpost positions around the town, killing or capturing the remaining Germans. His gallant actions resulted in seizure of the company objective, and enabled troops wounded during the initial assault to receive prompt medical treatment.
His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317331   Created by: drjones46




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