WILLIAM C REDDICK - SP4
- DATE OF BIRTH:
- September 20, 1949
- DATE OF CASUALTY:
- January 01, 1970
- BRANCH OF SERVICE:
- South Vietnam
William Carl Reddick was born September 20, 1949, in Pelham, GA. His home of record is Plainfield, NJ. William was a 1967 graduate of Mitchell County Training School. He enjoyed music and sports. After graduation, William took a job with the Tingley Rubber Company in South Plainfield, NJ.
He entered the US Army on April 17, 1969, and served with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry where he attained the rank of Specialist 4 (SP4). He received his basic training at Fort Dix, NJ.
On January 1, 1970, at the age of 20, Reddick was killed in action. William is buried at Pelham Cemetery, Pelham, GA.
Reddick received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
Reddick's Bronze Star citation reads:
For distinguishing himself by outstanding meritorious service in connections with ground operations against a hostile force in the republic of Vietnam during the period of October 1969 to January 1970 through his untiring efforts and professional ability, he consistently obtained outstanding results. He was quick to grasp the implications of new problems with which he was faced as a result of the ever-changing situations inherent in a counterinsurgency operation and to find ways and mean to solve those problems. The energetic application of his extensive knowledge has materially contributed to the efforts of the United States mission to the Republic of Vietnam to assist that country in ridding itself of the communist threat to its freedom. His initiative, zeal, sound judgment and devotion to duty have been in the highest tradition of the Untied States Army and reflect great credit on himself, his unit and the military service.
Sources: Evelyn Moore (mother), VVMF and NJVVMF.
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