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Leroy Henry Reid


Last updated 10/18/2018 at 6:39pm

Leroy Henry Reid

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Leroy Henry Reid passed away on Oct. 9, 2018, but he left a mark on this world that will not soon be forgotten.

Leroy was born on Jan. 6, 1931 in Texas. Known to everyone as "The Chief," he was not only a proud veteran, but also a proud family man. Chief Reid served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years. He began his career as a tail gunner in the Korean War and then became a boom operator, flying in KC-135s during the Vietnam War.

He fought in and survived "Black Tuesday" in Namsi, Korea, which has gone down in history as one of the greatest air battles of all time...

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