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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 his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity without regard for his personal safety. His other awards
include 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||USS McCoy Reynolds underway off San Diego, 1944
(Photo © Bob Schank)
|Captain John James|
|49k||July 1944, location unknown||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|357k||undated post-war image||Nick Tiberio|
|234k||July 1958, location unknown|
|59k||circa 1959: NRP Corte Real (F-334) underway.
(Official Portuguese Navy Photo; From "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1959-60")
England, United Kingdom
|51k||circa 1966: Serving the Portuguese Navy as NRP Corte Real (F-334).|
|McCoy Reynolds History|
|View the USS McCoy Reynolds (DE 440) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|McCoy Reynolds' Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 02 May 1944 – 18 Feb. 1945||Lcdr. Edwin K. Winn, USNR|
|2.) 18 Feb. 1945 - .. .... 1945||Lcdr. John W. James, USNR|
|3.) .. .... 1945 – 13 Mar. 1946||Lt. William T. Cavanaugh, USNR|
|5.) 29 Mar. 1951 - .. .... 1952||Lcdr. Peter Sterling Smith (USNA ‘42) (Kansas City, Kan.)|
|6.) .. .... 1952 - .. May 1954||Lcdr. Carl Anton Turner (USNA ‘42) (Charles City, Iowa)|
|7.) .. May 1954 - .. Feb. 1956||Cmdr. Ralph (Swede) Morgan Hanson|
|8.) .Feb. 1956 - 07 Feb. 1957||Cmdr. James Ward Montgomery (USNA ‘45) (ret. as Adm.)|
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