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Ranger John Reid Honored at Gettysburg

John Ried with Infantry award
From left, John Heiser, Gettysburg National Military Park historian; Bill Aldrich, Maj. General U.S. Army, ret.; John Reid; and S/Sgt. Michael J. Miksosky, MD Air National Guard and ground combat veteran of Afghanistan.
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News Release Date: May 28, 2014
Contact: Katie Lawhon, (717) 334-1124, ext. 3121

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Gettysburg National Military Park, Park Ranger John Reid was awarded the National Infantry Association's Honorable Order of Saint Maurice, Civis award, for civilian personnel who have supported the U.S. Infantry. Reid is the only National Park Service employee ever to receive this award.

Reid is a National Park Service Historic Weapons Supervisor and a Park Ranger at Greenbelt Park.

Gettysburg National Military Park's Tom Holbrook nominated Reid for the award for his 24 years of service as an 18th and 19th century historic weapons instructor in the National Park Service, touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of national park visitors. Reid participated in the 150th battle anniversaries at Manassas, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg and has an impeccable safety record.

Did You Know?

Barlow-Gordon Incident

During the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate General John B. Gordon stopped long enough to give aid to a wounded Union general, Francis C. Barlow of New York.