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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Home Town
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Last Address
Columbus, GA

Date of Passing
Mar 19, 2009
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

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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WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
March / 1945

Description
(Rhineland Campaign 15 September 1944 to 21 March 1945) Attempting to outflank the Siegfried Line, the Allies tried an airborne attack on Holland on 17 September 1944. But the operation failed, and the enemy was able to strengthen his defensive line from Holland to Switzerland. Little progress was made on the ground, but the aerial attacks on strategic targets continued. Then, having regained the initiative after defeating a German offensive in the Ardennes in December 1944, the Allies drove through to the Rhine, establishing a bridgehead across the river at Remagen.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
March / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

A Battery, 559th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion

HHC, 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

307th Military Police Company, 336th Military Police Battalion

978th Military Police Company

21st Military Police Company

66th Military Police Company

5th Military Police Battalion (CID)

3rd Military Police Company, 3rd Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Division

230th Military Police Company

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

401st Military Police Company

11th Military Police Battalion (CID)

571st Military Police Company

972nd Military Police Company

351st Military Police Company

64th Military Police Company

759th Military Police Battalion

142nd Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion

65th Military Police Company

94th Military Police Company

154th Transportation Company

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery

518th Military Police Battalion

644th Tank Destroyer Battalion

A Battery, 26th Field Artillery

508th Military Police Battalion

783d Military Police Battalion

385th Military Police Battalion

HHC, 391st Military Police Battalion

67th Military Police Company

595th Military Police Company

 
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  1179 Also There at This Battle:
  • Accattato, Rocco, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Allison, William H., Sgt, (1944-1946)
  • Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Ashworth, Howard Hugh, S/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Assante, Howard, T/4, (1942-1945)
  • Austin, John, S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Babbitt, Hadley Charles, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Badger, Edward Rhoades, 1LT, (1942-1946)
  • Bahlau, Frederick Arthur, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Bailey, Doug, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Bailey, Olen, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Bangsboll, Leif, LTC, (1943-1963)
  • Barrett, William Clarence, CPT, (1941-1947)
  • Battaglia, John, Pvt, (1942-1945)
  • Baxter, Julian Angus, PFC, (1944-1946)
  • Baymor, Michael, COL, (1940-1975)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Berkowitz, Leo, 1st Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Betts, Feroen, S/Sgt, (1942-1945)
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