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JAMES F.
'SPEED' REED
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James F.'Speed' REED

S/SGT "G" Company, 503d PRCT

K.I.A., Landing Zone "B", Corregidor

16 February 1945

 Lt. Hewitt, Garrett, "Speed" Reed
on Mindoro, Feb 14, 1945.

I learned after the Jump that 'Speed' Reed had landed in the Jap CP and was killed in his harness. I always gave him the credit for exchanging his life for that of Capt. Itagaki, the Japanese Commander on Corregidor.  He was the perfect example of a guy who could match the adage "Walk quietly and carry a big stick." 

Chet Nycum
"G" Co.

                


 

 

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