Semper FiPosted on 9/21/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, VietnamSemper Fi, Corporal.
Remembering an American HeroPosted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.com
Dear CPL Tiago Reis, sir
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.
With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.
We RememberPosted on 6/3/10 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgTiago is buried at St John's Cemetery in New Bedford, MA. NC PH
Not forgottenPosted on 9/15/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67Tiago, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.MORE
A true American Hero.
Citation to accompany award of Navy CrossPosted on 7/9/03 - by Alan A. FaberFor extraordinary heroism while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company F, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Third Marine Division (Reinforced), in the Republic of Vietnam onMORE
21 September 1967.
Corporal Reis was a member of a point squad which was participating in a Search and Destroy Operation near Con Thien. The squad encountered a numerically superior unit of North Vietnamese Army, which unleashed a murderous hail of automatic small-arms fire. The volume and accuracy of the enemy fire resulted in immediate and heavy casualties on the Marine Squad and left Corporal Reis as the only member unwounded. With complete disregard for his own safety, he braved the continuing enemy fire and began dragging his wounded comrades from their exposed areas to sheltered positions. He quickly treated each man's wounds, comforted them, and then courageously moved back into the vicious fire in search of other fallen comrades. On one trip he was struck by an enemy bullet, but paused only for a moment, and gallantly continued his rescue efforts. With all of the enemy fire directed at him, Corporal Reis exhibited uncommon courage as he worked feverishly, to almost complete exhaustion, while fearlessly exposed to the enemy fire and defying the enemy attempts to prevent him from aiding the wounded. Corporal Reis continued his courageous actions until he fell, mortally wounded, when struck a second time. By his intrepid fighting spirit, daring initiative and selfless efforts in behalf of his comrades, Corporal Reis upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
The Wall of Faces
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All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.