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|28k||McCoy Reynolds was born 23 September 1916 in Pippapasses, Ky., the 6th child and 4th son of Jonas Tilden Reynolds and Rosabelle Short. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at Louisville, Ky., 23 January 1942. He was killed in action on Guadalcanal 25 November 1942 after boldly exposing himself to destroy a Japanese machinegun nest in fighting to defend Henderson Field. Private Reynolds was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for the conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity without regard for his personal safety. His other awards included the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.
USS McCoy Reynolds (DE 440) (1944-1957) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo provided by Phyllis Reynolds Goelz, cousin of McCoy Reynolds)
|58k||22 February 1944: Newark NJ - Mrs. Tilden Reynolds, McCoy Reynolds' mother, christens the USS McCoy Reynolds at the Federal Shipbuilding Yard.||Phyllis Reynolds Goelz,
|54k||22 February 1944: Newark NJ - USS McCoy Reynolds sliding down the launching ways at the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.|
|86k||underway off San Diego, 1944 (Photo © Bob Schank)||Captain John James|
|49k||July 1944, location unknown||Robert Hurst|
|59k||circa 1959: NRP Corte Real (F-334) underway. (Official Portuguese Navy Photo; From "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1959-60")|
|51k||circa 1966: Serving the Portuguese Navy as NRP Corte Real (F-334).|
|McCoy Reynolds Memorabilia
Courtesy of Tom Kermen
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