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army officer

Walter Lawrence Reed, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal for service in France.


Reed, Walter Lawrence was born on December 4, 1877 in Fort Apache, Arizona, United States. Son of Major Walter and Emily Blackwell (Lawrence) Reed.


Educated in high schools and Randolph-Macon Academy, Bedford City, Virginia. Graduated from Army School of Line, 1921, Army General Staff College, 1922, Army War College, 1923, Navy War College, 1924.


John K. Monro). Enlisted in 2d United States Artillery, June 1898, and served in Cuba, 1898-1901. Second in command Lieutenant 10th Infantry, 1900, and advanced through grades to major general, 1935. Was inspector-general of the army, Washington.

Served in Philippines, 1902-1903, in Panama, 1911-1914, in France, as div. inspector, assistant army inspector, later inspector-general of America forces in France, 1918-1920. Retired, 1940.


Married Lucy Landon Carter Blackford, October 28, 1901. Children: Mary Berkeley (Mistress.

Major Walter Reed

Emily Blackwell (Lawrence) Reed

Lucy Landon Carter Blackford

Mary Berkeley (Mrs Reed