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TIAGO REIS


is honored on Panel 26E, Line 106 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Navy Cross Citation

    Posted on 9/21/18 - by A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Tiago Reis

    Navy Cross
    AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Marine Corps
    Rank: Corporal
    Battalion: 2d Battalion
    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
    GENERAL ORDERS:
    Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals
    CITATION:
    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Tiago Reis (MCSN: 2209245), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company F, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 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 the 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 him 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, 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.
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  • Remembering a great person and grade school friend

    Posted on 6/12/18 - by Roland Camara
    I knew him briefly as a neighborhood friend. Will always remember his kind and happy spirit.
  • I will never forget you

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by Mike Aguiar
    I was on my way to church with my grandparents and your mom , who lived on first floor came out and asked me to say a prayer for you. I did and you died that week. You were killed trying to retrieve another Marine who was dead in a field. No man left behind. I want this to be on your wall page so people will know something about you .
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 7/4/16 - by David Reis
    Though he was an immmigrant he loved this country more than his birth land, he made the ultimate sacrifice saving alot of lives and sprits.
    Semper Fi Corporal, Semper Fi Tiago.
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 9/21/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Corporal.
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