K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey


Gary Walton Reed


SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 17, 1948
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Oct 27, 1968
Casualty was on Jul 17, 1969
Hostile, died of wounds
Body was recovered
Remains Interred
Ocean View Cemetery - Sunset Memorial Park
3975 Broadway Street
Eureka, CA 95503
(707) 445-3188
Block 36, Row 5, Grave 6

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Ollie Pickral remembers Gary Walton Reed

October 27, 2005
Posted By: Ollie Pickral
e-Mail: 11cavalry@verizon.net

Relationship: New Friend

I remember being at Holiday Inn FSB (I believe) where Gary and I talked together prior to us going on Search and Destroy.  Many tracks made it through the mind field including mine but his track hit the mine.  I was blown against the firewall in my track as I was putting on my gear.  The explosion was horrific.  I had just gotten to know him

Albert M. Latronica remembers Gary Walton Reed

February 25, 2004
"Best Friend"
Posted By: Albert M. Latronica

Relationship: His Best Friend In Vietnam

Gary Reed was one of my best friends in Vietnam. We grew up together in a hostile place.   He will always be remembered like a brother. We shared a lot of good times as well as scary times.  My best regards and prayers to this family.

Kenron Ritchie remembers Gary Walton Reed

September 25, 2003
"A Great Frind"
Posted By: Kenron Ritchie
e-Mail: kenronr@aol.com

Relationship: Friend

I remember Gary well and have fond memories of him.  I have a picture of Gary that reminds me of what a great guy he was and how much I miss him.  I served with K troop from 8/68 thru 8/69.

Bruce R. Meigs remembers Gary Walton Reed

November 27, 2001
"Distant Memories"
Posted By: Bruce R. Meigs
e-Mail: harleybean@att.net

Relationship: K Troop Buddy 1969-70

I remember Gary having the California State flag "Bear Republic" set up in a hut while we were on maintenance stand down. Gary was a warm friendly positive guy. I remember being present when they carried his covered body on a stretcher from a Huey. I just stood there stunned until another trooper (Kerry Darden?) pulled me away.

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