Reed Mc Kinley May, Jr
Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
April 21, 1947 to August 29, 1967
REED M MAY Jr is on the Wall at Panel 25E, Line 64

Combat Action Ribbon
Reed M May
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In the Clearfield Progress newspaper on September 8, 1967, the following information was published:

   Six more Pennsylvanians have died in connection with the Vietnamese the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.
   Killed in action Army SP4 James M. Bagshaw of Belleville, husband of Sharon L Bagshaw; and PFC Tom J. Bagenstose of Reading, son of Marie Bagenstose, Reading; and Marine Lance CPL Reed M. May, Jr., Johnstown, son of Mr. and Mrs Reed M. May, Johnstown, and PFC John J. McMonegal Jr. of Giradsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J McMonegal, East Mahanory Ave, Giradsville.
   Marine Lance CPL Donald W. Keenan of Rt. 1 Claysville, died of wounds, the department said. He was the son of Mrs. Harriet Keegan, Claysville.
   Another Marine, Maj. Lawrence R. Moyer of Conshohocken, died not as a result of hostile action. He was survived by his wife.
   Bagshaw lived at 120 West Maine St.; Bagentose at 1129 Chester St.; May at 226 Leaf.; McMonegal at 63 East Mahanoy Ave.; and Moyer at 331 East 9th Ave.

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The photo below is of the back side of his mother and father's grave stone. They are still living. He is also interred near the plot for his grandfather, Harper M May, who passed away in 1974 at the age of 78.


At 0020 hours on 29 August, a 13 man reconnaisance patrol from Headquarters and Service Company was fired upon by unknown size enemy force in vicinity of grid coordinates AT 987702. The patrol received approximately 200 rounds small arms fire. They returned approximately 100 rounds of small arms fire. The area was searched at first light and traces of blood were found. Results of action were 1 USMC killed in action, and 1 Viet Cong wounded in action (probable).

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The names of the men who were announced as being killed in action during that week were:

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