R. H. Reid

Korean War
RankEnsign U.S. Navy
Date of DeathSeptember 4 1954
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Ensign Reid was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Ensign Reid was the navigator of a Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune patrol bomber with Patrol Squadron 19, based at Naval Air Station New Brunswick, Maine. On September 4, 1954, his aircraft was on routine patrol duty in the Korean area about 40 off the coast of Siberia, when it was shot down by a Russian fighter. The plane was ditched and the crew survived except for Ensign Reid.