Reynolds, McCoy

Date of birth:
September 23rd, 1916 (Pippapasses/Kentucky, United States)
Date of death:
November 25th, 1941 (Guadalcanal, Pacific Ocean)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

McCoy Reynolds was born on the of 23rd September 1916, the 6th child and 4th son of Jonas Tilden and Rosabelle Short. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at Louisville, Kentucky on 23rd January 1942. He was killed in action on Guadalcanal 25th November 1942 after boldly exposing himself to destroy a Japanese machine gun nest in fighting to defend Henderson Field. Besides his personal decorations he was entitled to the Presidential Unit Citation.
Service number 364029.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
1st Marine Division "The Old Breed", U.S. Marine Corps
Action:
Private Reynolds was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity without regard for personal safety
Silver Star Medal (SSM)

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  • Photo 1: Phyllis Reynolds Goelz
  • Photo: Phyllis Reynolds Goelz (Family)
  • - Phyllis Reynolds Goelz (Family)

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