Col Herbert (Herb) C Reed, USMC, Retired, passed away on Sunday, Sep 8, 2013, at the age of 95. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine (Mackie), of 61 years - his forever soul mate. Surviving Herb are his son, Don and wife, Diane, granddaughters Shawna and Shay, and his five great-grandchildren. Herb was born and raised in Texas. He served 31 years in the Marine Corps, seeing action in the Pacific in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" among numerous other military honors. Throughout his retirement years, he lived in Oceanside and Mammoth Lakes, CA. Following cremation, Herb will be honored with a family memorial service in Texas and will be buried with military honors in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.
Published in El Paso Times from Sept. 23 to Sept. 30, 2013