The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
REID, GEORGE CROGHAN
Rank and organization: Major, U.S. Marine
Corps. Born: 9 December 1876, Lorain, Ohio. Appointed from: Ohio. G.O.
No.: 177, 4 December 1915.
For distinguished conduct in battle,
engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914; was eminent and conspicuous in command of
his battalion; was in the righting of both days and exhibited courage and skill in leading
his men through action. His cool judgment and courage and his skill in handling his men in
encountering and overcoming the machinegun and rifle fire down Cinco de Mayo and parallel
streets account for the small percentage of the losses of marines under his command.
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