|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||August 27 1953|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Private Rea was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
Private Rea was a member of the 772nd Military Police Battalion, U.S. Army. He fell from a train as it passed through a tunnel. He was evacuated to the 25th Station Hospital near Namsong, South Korea where he died on August 27, 1953.