Last night, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) proudly presented the family of the late Thomas Truxton Reynolds with a long overdue honor at a special ceremony recognizing his outstanding service in World War II.
In addition to receiving the Bronze Star, Mr. Reynolds was posthumously awarded the following awards:
Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
WWII Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award
Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII
Mr. Reynolds wife, Thelma Reynolds, and his family accepted the awards on his behalf.
Thomas Truxton Reynolds entered into active service on March 11, 1945, immediately after induction at the age of 22. He served in the 4th infantry division, 22nd Regiment, 3rd Battalion, L Company.
During his service, he was responsible for routing, capturing, and destroying enemy forces in fortified positions. Mr. Reynolds participated in the Invasion of Normandy, landing on Utah Beach, the Hedge-row fighting in Normandy, the Breakout of St. Lo, the Liberation of Paris, the Battle of Huertgen Forest, and the Battle of the Bulge.