|George Croghan Reid|
|Born||December 9, 1876|
|Died||February 19, 1961(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|
United States occupation of Veracruz|
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.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "George Croghan Reid". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7879931. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
- ""GEORGE REID" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/mohmex.html. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
- "Arlington Cemetery Biography". http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/georgecr.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "Who’s who in Marine Corps History". http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/HD/Whos_Who/Reid_GC.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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