Delbert Leon Reese

Specialist Four, Army of the United States


From Esther, Missouri

21 August 1947 - 02 February 1968

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Delbert Leon Reese is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Panel 36E Line 083.

27 Apr 2005

Delbert was the medic of the 1st Platoon, D Company, 1/22nd Infantry and I was a rifleman in the same platoon. Delbert always put the men of the platoon first. We could always go to him with a medical problem or injury, no matter how small. He was always there for us.

When our platoon was ambushed in Kontum during the Tet Offensive, our platoon leader, Lt. Omart, was shot. Ignoring heavy enemy fire, Delbert ran to help Lt. Omart and was shot and killed himself. He was the bravest man I knew in Vietnam. I don't know what anyone could possibly ever do to properly recognize or repay him for his selfless courage. Even after 37 years, he is still in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, my friend.

Mike MacCallum

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Delta Company, 1/22nd Infantry, lost two men on 02 Feb 1968: SSG Emmett L. York of Corpus Christi, Texas, and SP4 Delbert L. Reese.

Visit John Dennison's
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow platoon member,
Mike MacCallum

The database page for Delbert Leon Reese

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           27 Apr 2005
           Last updated 04/27/2005