Edward (Ted) R Reid, JrPrivate First Class
HHC, 1ST BN, 35TH INFANTRY, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
06 May 1943 - 01 March 1967
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The database page for Edward (Ted) R Reid, Jr
Ted had the bluest eyes I have ever seen. His hair was the color of golden straw. One word to describe Ted would be "artist". He was very talented and always working on a drawing or painting. He could also play several musical instruments and even showed some acting talent.
Ted was never meant to be a solider. In his own words he said, "I will do anything to prevent my brother (Randy) and my future sons from having to go through this." Among his belongings sent home were a sketch pad, he carried in his pants, with pictures of the people of Vietnam. The last picture was of the ocean done on the day he was killed.
Ted left behind his mother and father - Helen & Ed Reid, Sisters - Louise & Nancy, Brother - Randy, and fiancee - Carol Massey.
A part of a song for him by his niece Christie McCarthy reads "You were robbed, I was cheated, in the worst of deals."
From his fiancee,
"People with baskets", Ted Reid, February 20, 1967.
"Children", Ted Reid, February 22, 1967
"Mama-san", Ted Reid, December, 1966
"South China Sea", drawn by Ted Reid on the day he was killed, March 1, 1967
The background of this page was drawn by Ted on February 16, 1966.
Copyright for the sketches is held by Ted's family.
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 01 March 1967 Headquarters Company, 1st Bn, 35th Infantry lost three men in an engagement at Phouc Chanh in Pleiku Province:
They are remembered by their fellow soldiers of the
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Carol Massey Anderson
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 06 May 1998
Last updated 12/07/2006