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Ernest D. Reynolds

Date of death: November 2, 1966
Place of Birth: Missouri, Mareyville
Home of record: Kansas City Missouri
Status: KIA


Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Second Korean Conflict

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private Ernest D. Reynolds (ASN: US-55881470), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division. Private Reynolds distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 2 November 1966, in the Republic of Korea, by sacrificing his own life in the defense of his fellow soldiers. Private Reynolds was a member of a patrol operating near the southern boundary of the Demilitarized Zone in Korea when his patrol was attacked and overrun by an armed patrol of the North Korean Army. Prior to the attack, as rear security man, he had occupied a concealed position and opened fire upon the enemy, and he continued to fire until he himself was killed. His indomitable courage, determination, and profound concern for his fellow soldiers, are in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 16 (April 4, 1967)

Action Date: 2-Nov-66

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 23d Infantry Regiment

Division: 2d Infantry Division