Following is the text of the Obituary presented at Sgt. Reedy's memorial service held on Wednesday, May 22, 1985, in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Freddie C. Reedy was born on July 14, 1919, in Duncanville, Alabama, to the union of Mr. Edward and Mrs. Annie Reedy. He joined A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church at an early age. He served in the United States Army. In January 1946, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Johnnie Carr. To this couple, five children were born.

Mr. Reedy departed this life on Saturday, May 18, 1985, at Mount Sinai Hospital. He leaves to mourn his passing a loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Johnnie C. Reedy; four daughters, Patricia Ann, Deborah Riggins, Yanna, Kimberly Cunningham; one son, Freddie C., Jr.; one son-in-law; seven grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Annie Reedy of Cleveland, Ohio; nine sisters, Ora Brooks, Maggie Jordon, June McPherson, Flora Mae Rhode, Eva Claggett, Cleo Parnell, Ailene Bryant, all of Cleveland, Ohio; Bernice Blakemore of Gary, Indiana, Marie Nicholson of Tennessee; brothers, Edward and Ilo of Cleveland, Ohio; one nephew, James Reedy of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

"Look upon me as you pass by, for as you are now once was I. As I am now, so shall you be. Prepare yourself and follow me." The Family


Following is the text of Sgt. Reedy's citation awarding the Bronze Star, as reported in Come Out Fighting.

December 2, 1944, Bronze Star Citation for (then) Private First Class (later Sergeant) Freddie C. Reedy

"For heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in France, on 9 November 1944. Private First Class Reedy, a tank driver, while driving his tank, saw some seriously wounded infantry soldiers lying in the open terrain. Utterly disregarding his personal safety, he dismounted his tank, moved across the open terrain under heavy enemy artillery and small arms fire, evacuated the wounded men to the shelter of a disabled tank and administered first aid to them. His courageous action and initiative was instrumental in saving the lives of three of the wounded. His display of courage, initiative and solicitude for his comrades reflects the highest credit upon Private First Class Reedy and the armed forces of the United States."