Vet­eran Story

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - COMMUNITY - LYNN KUT­TER

Phyl­lis Reed of Lin­coln holds a photo of her hus­band, Thur­man Reed, who served in the U.S. Army 194445. He passed away in 2007 and they had been mar­ried 57 years. Thur­man Reed told a story of be­ing shot in the knee in com­bat just be­fore Thanks­giv­ing. His fel­low sol­diers stopped the bleed­ing but had to leave him hid­den un­til after dark. They came back and car­ried him out on their ri­fles. They had Thanks­giv­ing din­ner out in the field that year.

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