February 10, 2013
The family of Eugene P. Reed is searching for information about his Air Force career. Based on old TAC Missileers membership records, he was a Matador Missileer that served at Osan / Kimpo, Korea.
If you can help with any information about him, please contact Russ Reston.
From: Donna Hollingsworth
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2013
To: TAC Missileers
Subject: TAC Missileers “Contact Us” Submission – Eugene P Reed
Eugene Preston Reed was my father. He passed away Mar 28, 2012. The family is trying to reconstruct his Air Force career. I am aware of a photo of him with a missile badge. We do not know anything about it and I found his name on your roster. Any information would be deeply appreciated. I am attempting to replace his badges and medals along with his military funeral flag for my grandson, his only grandson. My son in law is a Navy Seabee so this would mean quite a lot for his family. Dad was in the AF from the early 50s to 1972. He was in England in the early 50s with a trip to Norway. Korea in the 50s Viet Nam in 1963. I remember him with the missile badge as a small child but do not know where or how he obtained it. As his executor I am getting his mail and I received the Air Force Sergeants magazine today and found the missile badge on page 56 and re started my internet search. Unfortunately I was using the search word ”rocket” and was unsuccessful so I am very pleased to find his name here.
Also my late mother was English and had memories of the V 2 bomb and had a piece of one. Dad donated to a museum, so I am wondering about any connection. I think I remember dad saying he did something in Norway about/along with the V2 so we are wondering if there is any connection? Thank you for any help, the family is very excited about any info you can provide.