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George Croghan Reid
Born (1876-12-09)December 9, 1876
Died February 19, 1961(1961-02-19) (aged 84)
Place of birth Lorain, Ohio
Place of death U.S. Air Force Hospital, Harlingen Air Force Base, Texas
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1898 - 1930
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars United States occupation of Veracruz
Spanish-American War
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

George Croghan Reid (December 9, 1876 – February 19, 1961) was a Brigadier General in the United States Marine Corps and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the United States occupation of Veracruz.

He died February 19, 1961 at the U.S. Air Force Hospital, Harlingen Air Force Base, Texas and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 2, lot 1096-A LH.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Major, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 9 December 1876, Lorain, Ohio. Appointed from: Ohio. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.


For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914; was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion; was in the righting (?sp 'fighting') of both days and exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through action. His cool judgment and courage and his skill in handling his men in encountering and overcoming the machinegun and rifle fire down Cinco de Mayo and parallel streets account for the small percentage of the losses of marines under his command.

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