Reese, Benjamin Charles, CW4

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
461A-Airdrop Equipment Repair Technician
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Officer)
Primary Unit
1965-1969, 761A, HHC, Infantry School, Headquarters Command, Infantry Center, Fort Benning, GA
Service Years
1939 - 1969

Quartermaster Corps

Chief Warrant Officer 4


Four Service Stripes



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Last Address
Columbus, GA

Date of Passing
Mar 19, 2009
 
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Belgian Fourragere Netherlands Orange Lanyard Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 French Fourragere




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CW4 (Ret) Benjamin Charles Reese
February 28, 1917 - March 19, 2009
 COLUMBUS, GA  Benjamin Charles Reese, 92, of Columbus, Georgia, beloved husband, father, and grandfather died on March 19, 2009. Mr. Reese died peacefully at Columbus Hospice after a short illness and was surrounded by family. Visitation will take place at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road, on March 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. March 25, 2009, at the Airborne Walk at Ft. Benning's Eubanks Field., followed by interment at the Main Post Cemetery. Mr. Reese was born on February 28, 1917 in Early County, Georgia to Charles and Genevieve Reese and grew up in Jakin, Georgia. He graduated from Jakin High School in 1934 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1939. Mr. Reese served proudly and with honor as a member of the original Airborne Test Platoon that pioneered U.S. Army airborne operations. His World War II service with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, included combat jumps into Normandy and Holland. Additionally, he served with the 65th Infantry Regiment in the Korean War. Mr. Reese continued serving his nation for more than 30 years, retiring in 1969 as a Chief Warrant Officer Four from the Infantry School at Ft. Benning. His awards include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge (2d Award) and Parachutist's Wings with Combat Stars. After retirement from the Army, Mr. Reese served as an instructor at the Military Occupational Specialty Supply/Logistics Course, Ft. Benning for an additional 13 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Verne Reese, two sons, Benjamin S. Reese (Yvonne) of Ft. Mitchell and Chaplain (Colonel) David Reese (Alice) currently of Washington, D.C., and three grandchildren, Bill Reese (Kelly) of Atlanta, Amy Dismukes (Derryl) of Columbus, and Caitlin Reese of Franklin Springs, GA. The family would like to give special thanks to Martin Army Community Hospital and the Columbus Hospice House for the extraordinary care given during his final days and to those who came alongside them in prayer. They would also like to thank the members of the 1/507 Parachute Infantry Regiment for providing military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages those who desire to make a contribution in Mr. Reese's name to do so to the charity of their choice.

   
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   1943-1945, 745, 101st Airborne Division

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101st Airborne Division
In 1974, the 101st Airborne was reorganized as an air assault division.
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101st Airborne Division

Richards, Theodore Stanley, CSM, (1942-1972) IN 745 Master Sergeant
Malarkey, Donald, T/Sgt, (1942-1945) IN 745 Technical Sergeant
Clawson, Harry Allen, S/Sgt, (1942-1944) IN 745 Staff Sergeant
McClung, Earl, S/Sgt, (1943-1954) IN 745 Staff Sergeant
Randleman, Denver, S/Sgt, (1942-1945) IN 745 Staff Sergeant
Rillera, Melchor T., S/Sgt, (1942-1946) IN 745 Staff Sergeant
Aune, Eugene, Sgt, (1943-1945) IN 745 Sergeant
Bever, Nelson B., Sgt, (1942-1944) IN 745 Sergeant
Guth, Forrest, Sgt, (1942-1945) IN 745 Sergeant
Miller, Lester E., Sgt, (1942-1945) IN 745 Sergeant
Savoie, Lawrence, SGT, (1944-1955) IN 745 Sergeant
Hoobler, Donald, Cpl, (1942-1945) IN 745 Corporal
Ladner, Carmen Spencer, Cpl, (1942-1944) IN 745 Corporal
Lipp, Louis Joseph, Cpl, (1942-1944) IN 745 Corporal
Vander Laan, Jacob, Cpl, (1942-1950) IN 745 Corporal
Atlee, William Henry, T/5, (1942-1944) IN 745 Technician Fifth Grade
Jackendoff, David, T/5, (1942-1945) IN 745 Technician Fifth Grade
Wimer, Ralph Hansel, T/5, (1942-1944) IN 745 Technician Fifth Grade
Armentrout, Forrest W., PFC, (1942-1945) IN 745 Private First Class
Aubin, Gerald A., 1SG, (1939-1964) IN 745 Private First Class
Haney, Manning Guy, Cpl, (1942-1944) IN 745 Private First Class
Harding, Forrest, PFC, (1941-1945) IN 745 Private First Class
Joint, Edward, PFC, (1942-1945) IN 745 Private First Class
Lewis, Max Wayne, PFC, (1943-1945) IN 745 Private First Class
Mann, Joe Eugene, PFC, (1942-1944) IN 745 Private First Class
Podraza, Lee, PFC, (1942-1945) IN 745 Private First Class
Snead, Robert Zachariah, PFC, (1941-1944) IN 745 Private First Class
Allen, Robert G., Pvt, (1942-1944) IN 745 Private
Cobb, Albert L., Pvt, (1940-1944) IN 745 Private
Davis, Stirling G., Pvt, (1943-1944) IN 745 Private
O'Daniel, John Wilson, Pvt, (1943-1944) IN 745 Private
Whalen, Kenneth James, M/Sgt, (1945-1950) IN 605 Master Sergeant
Corrington, Floyd, Sgt, (1942-1944) IN 521 Sergeant
Hobbs, Andrew J., Sgt, (1941-1944) IN 604 Sergeant
Smith, Robert Burr, LTC, (1939-1979) IN 604 Technician Fourth Grade
Evans, Richard L., PFC, (1943-1945) IN 604 Private First Class
Shrout, Clarence L., PFC, (1943-1944) IN 746 Private First Class
Chapman, Elbridge, MG, (1917-1946) USA 00GD Brigadier General
Higgins, Gerald, MG, (1927-1955) USA 00GD Brigadier General
Johnson, Howard Ravenscroft, COL, (1923-1944) IN 1542 Colonel
Ewell, Julian J., LTG, (1939-1973) IN 1542 Lieutenant Colonel
Higgins, Gerald, MG, (1927-1955) AG 2162 Lieutenant Colonel
Wolverton, Robert Lee, LTC, (1938-1944) IN 1542 Lieutenant Colonel
Parrott, Marion Arendell, MAJ, (1941-1945) IN 1542 Major
Plitt, Henry, MAJ MI 9301 Major
Fitzpatrick, Lawrence Michael, 1LT, (1943-1945) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Holstun, James Drayton, 1LT, (1942-1944) AG 2260 First Lieutenant
Ivan, Gabriel A, COL, (1939-1973) IN 1543 First Lieutenant
Lavenson, George, 1LT, (1941-1944) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Littell, Howard Dayton, 1LT, (1940-1944) IN 1543 First Lieutenant
Machen, Robert Clymer, 1LT, (1941-1944) IN 1543 First Lieutenant
Matheson, Salve H., MG, (1942-1975) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945) IN 1542 Second Lieutenant
Compton, Lynn, 1LT, (1943-1946) IN 1542 Second Lieutenant
Ivan, Gabriel A, COL, (1939-1973) IN 1560 Second Lieutenant
Mathews, Robert Lester, 2LT, (1940-1944) IN 1542 Second Lieutenant
Jacobs, Thomas, M/Sgt, (1943-1945) QM 252 Master Sergeant
Wahler, Charles, M/Sgt, (1941-1945) MI 631 Master Sergeant
Stemple, Max Lloyd, S/Sgt, (1942-1944) MI 631 Staff Sergeant

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