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First Name: George

Last Name: Reid

Birthplace: Lorain, OH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: OH
Middle Name: Croghan

Date of Birth: 09 December 1876

Date of Death: 19 February 1961

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served: 1898 - 1930
George Croghan Reid

•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


George Croghan Reid

Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Brigadier General George Croghan Reid (9 December 1876 - 19 February 1961) was a U.S. Marine Corps officer who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz.

George Croghan Reid was born on 9 December 1876 in Lorain, OH.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Major, U.S. Marine Corps

Citation: 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 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.

Death and Burial

Brigadier General George Croghan Reid died 19 February 1961 at the U.S. Air Force Hospital, Harlingen Air Force Base, TX. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 2, Lot 1096-A LH.

Honoree ID: 2020   Created by: MHOH




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